Standard UCC SSL
Standard Wildcard SSL
Premium UCC SSL
- Standard SSLs
- Sometimes called "Domain Validation" Certificate, a Standard SSL validates domain ownership: verifies the person making the request has administrative rights.
- A Standard SSL protects both with and without the 'www', puts the "lock" in the address bar, and gives you 'https' instead of 'http', and helps with search engine results.
- Can be purchased for one website, multiple websites in the same hosting package / platform, or for ALL subdomains on a single domain within one hosting package.
- Standard UCC SSL
- Sometimes called "Multiple Domain" SSL.
- Protects up to 100 websites in one hosting package.
- For people with Deluxe or Ultimate shared hosting, or, Developer or Pro Managed WordPress.
- Standard Wildcard SSL
- Protects ALL subdomains under one domain name.
- Best for when your subdomains are dynamically generated.
- Premium EV SSLs
- Sometimes called "Extended Validation" Certificate, protects one hosted website.
- Validates domain ownership, verifies the person making the request has administrative rights, and verifies the overall legitimacy of the business through extensive vetting.
- Extensive Vetting takes time, you will get a free Standard SSL to secure your site while the business is being vetted.
- Depending on the browser, your visitors will see the address bar turn green and/or your business name (in addition to the lock icon).
- Premium UCC SSL
- Same as above except protects multiple hosted websites in the same hosting account.
Footnotes and Afterthoughts
Your SSL is the only product that will autorenew earlier than the due date; at least one month earlier. This is because your SSL is the only product that MIGHT need you to re-activate it. You should get your SSL for the longest possible term to avoid re-activation on a yearly basis.