Which SSL Certificate do I need?

Choosing the right SSL certificate all depends on your requirements. Here’s a quick list of the basic types of certificate we offer:

Single Domain Certificates – Allow you to secure one Fully Qualified Domain Name on a single certificate. The straightforward nature of the single domain certificate makes it ideal for small to medium sized businesses managing a limited number of websites. Businesses running multiple websites may benefit from the added flexibility, convenience and savings offered by wildcard or multi-domain certificates.

Wildcard Certificates - Wildcard certificates allows businesses to secure a single domain and unlimited sub-domains of that domain. For example, a wildcard certificate for '*.domain.com' could also be used to secure 'payments.domain.com', 'login.domain.com, 'anything-else.domain.com' etc. Wildcard certificates are a flexible, cost effective alternative to multiple single certificate purchases.

Multi-Domain Certificates - Allow website owners to secure multiple, distinct domains on a one certificate. For example, a single MDC can be used to secure domain-1.com, domain-2.com, domain-3.co.uk, domain-4.net and so on. MDCs simplify management because you only have track a single certificate for all your domains instead of keeping tabs on multiple certificates. In addition, MDCs usually represent a cost saving over the price of individual certificates.

Feature Comparison of SSL Certificate

  Comodo SSL Certificate

Instant SSL Certificate

Verisign SSL Certificate

Secure Site Pro

Geo Trust SSL Certificate

TrueBusinessID

Thawte SSL Certificate

Webserver Certificate

1 yr Price
$99.95
$995
$199
$199
Term Options
1-3 years
1-3 years
1-3 years
1-3 years
Validation Level
Full Organization Validation
Full Organization Validation
Full Organization Validation
Full Organization Validation
2048 bit roots
Green Check
Green Check
Green Check
Green Check
256 bit Encryption
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Green Check
Green Check
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Unlimited Re-issuance
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Green Check
Green Check
Green Check
Dynamic Site Seal
Green Check
'Point-to-Verify' feature streams real-time verification of your business credentials to website visitors
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Passive seal.
No 'point-to-verify' feature
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Passive seal.
No 'point-to-verify' feature
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Passive seal.
No 'point-to-verify' feature
Automated Provisioning Tools
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Automatic CSR generation and
certificate installation tools.
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Technical Support
Telephone, e-mail, online knowledge-base, web-based ticketing system.
Tel, email, web
Tel, email, web
Tel, email, web
# Domains Secured
2
(domain.com and www.domain.com)
1
domain.com
2
(domain.com and www.domain.com)
1
domain.com
Compatible with most mobile devices and browsers
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Green Check
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Green Check
Browser Compatibility
99.9%
99% "+"
99% "+"
99% "+"
Issuance Time
1-2 days
1-2 days
1-2 days
1-2 days
Unlimited Server Licenses
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Why pay more for less?

Instant SSL certificates are technically identical or stronger, come with more value-add features and cost less than those offered by our competitors. Each certificate features full organization validation, high strength 2048 bit digital signatures and comes with a free dynamic site seal which immediately builds trust into your website. On top of this, each customer gets a free PCI scanning for 90 days - making Instant SSL the only choice for businesses looking to cost-effectively secure their online transactions without compromising on security level

Why Instant SSL?

From as little as $99 per year, Instant SSL isn’t just a certificate, it’s a complete trust solution for your website.

Instant SSL is a great choice for anyone looking for the strongest possible levels of encryption and identity assurance, dedicated customer support and unlimited server licenses. You also get a bunch of great value-add features, including a free dynamic site seal to help customer conversion, free PCI scanning, free website threat monitoring and a free SSL management console which you can use to automatically install and test your certificate.

You’ll also get 24/7 phone support, a huge relying-party warranty and a 30 day money back guarantee. Instant SSL certificates are recognized by all major internet browsers and mobile devices, so your customers will never error messages.

Comodo are the largest certificate authority in the world for good reason – we package the highest quality SSL certificates with genuinely useful free tools and services at the lowest prices around.

Interested in Instant SSL Certificates?