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Security and trust – beginning with SSL!

SSL Certificates

  • Gain visitors' trust with an SSL encrypted website
  • Reap the rewards on Google with higher visibility
  • SSL certificates from Geotrust, powered by Symantec: Worldwide leader in online security
SSL without Wildcard Protect a domain (does not include subdomains)
SSL with Wildcard Protect a domain, incl. all subdomains


Domain Validation (DV)

Organization Validation (OV)

Extended Validation (EV)

SSL Starter
SSL Business
SSL Premium

For private websites and blogs

For businesses and organisations

For e-commerce projects:
as secured as an online bank

1 year
£7.99/yearthen £23.99/year1excl. 20% VAT
1 year
£23.99/yearthen £54.99/year2excl. 20% VAT
1 year
£79.99/yearthen £159.99/year3excl. 20% VAT

Symantec SSL – your SSL security

Together with partner Symantec, we offer the best possible protection for your website
through a highly secure 256-bit SSL encryption.

Symantec SSL Certificate

  • World's largest and most well known SSL provider
  • Unique additional services such as a daily malware scan
  • Global leader with vast experience in Internet security
Confidence in security – 1&1 delivers experience with our SSL certificates through years of collaboration with market leader Symantec
Secure data transaction

Secure data transaction

SSL secures the browser connection between visitors and your website with a 256 bit encryption. All transmitted data is therefore neither visible or available to third parties.
SSL for every request

SSL for every request

Together with Symantec, 1&1 offers a range of SSL certificates, tailored for different requirements: from the 1&1 SSL Starter certificate for private websites and blogs to the organisation validated 1&1 SSL Business certificate for corporate websites and eCommerce.
Anti-Phishing Protection

Anti-Phishing Protection

SSL Business adds protection against Phishing (attempting to gain sensitive data from usernames) by checking not only that your company owns, or has the right to use the domain, but also by verifying that the company is registered and in good standing.
Real-time scanning

Real-time scanning

Our SSL certificates are supported by continuous real-time checks which identify and analyse potential global threats. If a possible security problem emerges, your certificate will be automatically replaced.
Symantec SSL

Symantec SSL

Confidence in security – With Symantec as our partner, leading SSL security standards are at your fingertips.
24/7 support

24/7 support

If you have any questions about your products or SSL certificates, our experts are available every day and around the clock.

Customer confidence and more - success with SSL

A website Google and your customers can trust

  • Your visitors and customers have greater confidence in SSL encrypted websites
  • Google rewards websites and online shops that are protected with SSL
  • A website which performs faster has a positive effect on sales and Google placement
Visibility, security and performance are the basis for Internet success. 1&1 SSL provides optimal support so that you can achieve success online
Top Google ranking

Top Google ranking

Google gives better ratings to websites with SSL, compared to sites without security certification. Professionally validated sites can receive up to 6% higher rankings in search results!
Faster loading times

Faster loading times

The HTTP/2 protocol accelerates server reaction time, allowing interactions to take place on the web without idling. Visitors to your website can move around without having to wait.
More visitors

More visitors

SSL certified websites are rewarded by Google with better search results, meaning more visitors and more trust in your website.
More customers, more sales

More customers, more sales

The SSL certificate available from 1&1 encrypts all data transactions made over the Internet, building trust with your customers - which can lead to more visitors, sales and orders!

What you need to know about web hosting with SSL

  • What is an SSL certificate and how can it help me?

    In simple terms, an SSL certificate is a communications protocol that provides security for web developers and users whilst using the Internet. This type of safeguard is important since the information sent across the Internet is essentially unsecured and, in theory, could be intercepted and accessed by a third party. SSL certificates provide a layer of confidentiality and security that ensures privacy for users when transferring sensitive information between websites or through email. For this reason an SSL, or Secure Socket Layer, is integral to the successful operation of web based business and other concerns that deal with users' personal information.

    An SSL certificate is associated with your particular domain name and so, when you buy an SSL certificate from 1&1, you are ensuring that any data sent between your server and the client is secured against external threats. The user's browser decodes the data and displays the familiar lock icon for verification, in addition to this, rather than the usual "http" prefix, users will see "https" within the address bar. Since there are various types of SSL certificates, each website should select the most suitable certificate for the given application.
  • What are the differences between SSL certificates?

    In essence, there are three different SSL certificates available; the Extended Validation (EV), the Organisation Validation (OV) and the Domain Validation (DV), with each suited to a particular application. The Extended Validation SSL certificate provides clients with checks to ensure the right of the applicant to use a specific domain name and 256 bit encryption standard. Alongside this, the Certificate Authority also conducts a thorough vetting of the organisation including; the verification of the legal and physical operational existence of the organisation, the verification of identity in line with official records and the verification of the authorised issuance of the EV SSL certificate. This type of certificate is available for all types of business, however, they are most often used by public authorities. The Organisation Validation certificate checks the right of the applicant to use a specific domain plus some vetting of the organisation alongside the Secure Site Seal that provides customers with further company information when clicked. Finally, Domain Validation SSL certificates that are by far the most common, simply provide a check of the right of the applicant to a specified domain name – the perfect solution for smaller websites, forums, blogs, intranet and mail servers, or anyone who requires cheap SSL certificates.
  • How do SSL certificates work?

    SSL certificates work by establishing a trusted connection between the website's server and the client's browser. This is accomplished almost instantly as the host and the provider communicate the particular SSL certificate and verify a common key. As the Internet has developed, so too have SSL certificates, providing increased security as external threats have become more sophisticated. This means that you will always be protected, despite the changeable nature of these external threats.
    It should be noted, that the level of encryption varies between 128 and 256 bits with the higher bit count providing greater possibilities for combinations of algorithms leading to greater security. In addition to this, SSL certificates are distinguished by browser compatibility, whether for single, sub or multiple domains, and the validation process of the domain or identity of the website. These safeguards ensure the security of your website and reassure your customers regarding their sensitive, personal details and data.
  • If I buy an SSL certificate from 1&1, how will it improve my Google rankings?

    SSL certificates are important, not only for the safety of users, but also for search engine optimisation (SEO) and website visibility. Since August 2014, Google has communicated that SSL should be implemented to ensure both in-house, and the Internet as a whole, is a safer place. For this reason, Google prioritises websites with valid SSL certificates, with their algorithms consistently ranking websites with SSL higher up the list. Whilst Google still recognises other aspects as important when ranking, the security of a website is paramount to its success and it is likely that even more weight will be placed on its user safety in the future. When you buy an SSL certificate, you will be able to offer your customers assurance as to their personal data and ensure that your website ranks higher than websites without SSL. Customers will appreciate the confidence your website inspires in them and return to your site again and again.
  • Which SSL certificates can I buy from 1&1?

    Here at 1&1, we are pleased to offer our customers three SSL certificates for a range of applications. Our entry-level package includes the DV (domain validated) SSL certification, our mid-level package includes DV Wildcard SSL, and our top-level package provides the ultimate security with OV (organisation validated) SSL. Simply log in to the 1&1 Control Panel and click the enhance package option within your account. Here, you will see the list of available extensions before you proceed to the customer store to complete your purchase. Once you have committed to buy one of our cheap SSL certificates, we will proceed to create it - all you need to do is follow the activation instructions within our confirmation email. If your SSL certificate has been unlocked, you can simply integrate it into your website, providing your customers with increased safety and security alongside peace of mind with the SSL Seal. Further information is available through the 1&1 Help Centre or, alternatively, by contacting us via telephone or email.