Protect Your Customers Data & Secure Your Website

An SSL Certificate, or to give its proper name a Secure Sockets Layer is something that has been around for over 20 years in the digital world and, yet it is only in recent years that it's become more prevalent. However, despite the fact it has been around for so long many businesses are still unsure exactly what an SSL Certificate is and why it is paramount to have one on their website.

SSL Certificates are fundamental to internet security. They are used to establish an encrypted connection and allow data to be transmitted securely between a browser or users computer and a server or website. This means that things such as website passwords and sensitive information your customers provide to you such as their card payment details or other information pertaining to them cannot be intercepted before reaching your server.

However even if your website does not handle payments an SSL Certificate is an important item to have on your website because Google is now marking website that do not have an SSL Certificate installed as "Not Secure" and will soon be turning the address bar red to highlight the fact your website does not have this important security measure in place.

Establish trust and online security for your website visitors and business. Google wants to make the web safer and a big part of that involves making sure that the sites people access via Google are secure. That's why websites using SSL Certificates have been shown to benefit from higher ranking in search results. There's also a lot more reasons why you should consider adding an SSL Certificate to your website.

Alba Website and Marketing Solutions provide a range of SSL Certificates for various websites and with every website we host we also provide a FREE Lets Encrypt SSL Certificate*. To discuss the most suitable SSL Certificate for your website don't hesitate to get in touch and we will be more than happy to advise you further on the best solution for your needs.

*Lets Encrypt SSL Certificates are not recommended for eCommerce websites.

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£39.99 Per Year

256-Bit Encryption

Issues in Minutes

Ideal for Personal Websites

Warranty Value of $10,000 USD

Static Site Seal

Free Reissues

99.9% Browser Support


£254 Per Year

256-Bit Encryption

Issues in Minutes

Ideal for Small Businesses

Warranty Value of $500,000 USD

Dynamic Site Seal

Free Reissues

99.9% Browser Support


£163 Per Year

256-Bit Encryption

Issues in 1-5 Days

Ideal for Businesses & Ecommerce

Warranty Value of $1,500,000 USD

Dynamic Site Seal

Free Reissues

99.9% Browser Support

What SSL Certificate is best for my website?

Domain Validation Certificates offer an economical and quick way to implement an SSL Certificate to your website. Domain Validated certificates verify you own the domain, but do not perform any additional organisation level validation.

Domain Validated Certificates are ideal for personal websites, blogs and social media, or any sites that are not transmitting private and confidential information. A Domain Validated Certificate activates the browser padlock and enables the use of https to assure your website visitors and customers that you take their privacy seriously.

Wildcard SSL Certificates allows you to secure an unlimited number of subdomains on a single certificate. It’s a great solution for anyone who hosts or manages multiple sites or pages that exist on the same domain. The one-time cost of the certificate covers you for additional subdomains you may add in the future.

Unlike a standard SSL Certificate that is issued to a single Fully Qualified Domain Name only, e.g., which means it can only be used to secure the exact domain to which it has been issued, a Wildcard SSL Certificate is issued to *, where the asterisk represents all possible subdomains.

EV SSL Certificate is an Extended Validation Certificate, the highest class of SSL Certificate available today and gives more credibility and trust to your website compared to using an organisation or domain validated SSL Certificate.

Extended Validation SSL Certificates activates the green address bar and displays your company or organisation name in the browser address bar. These prominent visual security indicators let visitors know that extra steps were taken to confirm the site they're visiting, increasing user trust in your website and its credibility – this is why most large companies and organisations choose EV Certificates.

If you have any questions regarding the range of the SSL Certificates we provide, please either call us on 07342 945 080 or click on the button below.