Select the Certificate for your site Altair Hosting takes the security of our systems and our clients very seriously. As such all of our Hosting Packages are capable of supporting an SSL Certificate.

ALPHASSL

$69 /Year Get Started
  • Just the minimum
    For the cheapest option
  • Single or Wildcard
  • 7 Day Refund
  • Delivered in minutes
  • No paperwork needed

DOMAINSSL

$269 /Year Get Started
  • Fast and Economical
    For those who want security without the hassle
  • $10K warranty
  • 7 Day Refund
  • Delivered in minutes
  • No paperwork needed

ORGANIZATIONSSL

$379 /Year Get Started
  • Full Company Vetting
    For that extra level of security. Greate for business websites.
  • $1.25M warranty
  • 7 Day Refund
  • Organization identity included
  • Higher levels of trust

EXTENDEDSSL

$989 /Year Get Started
  • Green Bar Activation
    For the ultimate in protection and ideal for e-commerce
  • $1.5M warranty
  • 7 Day Refund
  • Highest assurance level SSL
  • Increased visitor trust

What is an SSL Certificate and why do I need one?

The Internet was not designed with security in mind. The main goal was to design a robust and fault tolerant infrastructure. With this it will automatically go around networks that are malfunctioning. The downside being you have no control over the path your communication take, especially if you are dealing with sites in different locations.

 

One of the biggest threats to communication security is a man-in-the-middle attack. This is when an attacker either compromises are server or works out a way to insert a system between two endpoints and either records all information or impersonates the site your are trying to contact. Either way they can potentially get highly confidential information like your online bank details.

 

The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) was designed to resolve this issue and while SSL has been replace by Transport Layer Security (TLS) we still refer to these security certificates as SSL.

 

What SSL/TLS does is encrypt data using a process call Public key Encryption. This uses as mix or public and private keys to securely encrypt data, and while nothing is perfect as long as you keep your systems an encryption technology up-to-date and keep your private keys secure it is a very reliable way to keep your communications safe.

 

And best of all, if you’re not trying to protect credit card information it is fairly inexpensive.

 

As with allot of things in life there are different options depending upon your use case. At the cheaper end of the spectrum the certificates are good for member and admin sections (think blog sites) while to the highest level they are good for E-Commerce and Banking systems, basically where you want the absolute maximum level of security available.