Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What does an SSL certificate do?
A certificate is a small data file that contains the encryption keys for the website. When a user visits a website, the browser asks that the server identifies itself. When the browser agrees that the server and the website are to be trusted, the browser opens up an encryption session.
Q. Who supplies your certificates?
Our certificates are provided by GlobalSign, one of the most trusted names in the web security industry.
Q. What do I need in order to get a certificate?
To use an SSL certificate, you will need a domain pointing to a server or web hosting package. You will also need an admin email address (for example, firstname.lastname@example.org) or a catch-all email address that can accept emails from GlobalSign.
If you are purchasing an Extended Verification SSL Certificate, an investigation of the organisation purchasing the certificate is required. This can take a number of weeks for your certificate to be processed and issued.
Q. Do I need to have my domain, hosting, or server with cre8 website design?
Yes, you will need to have your domain name, a server or web hosting with cre8 website design in order to purchase an SSL certificate.
Q. Should I have an SSL Certificate?
Yes, purchasers look out for and use sites that has an SSL certificate, don’t you? I know I do. Having an SSL certificate will keep your visitors coming back time and time again, safe in the knowledge you provide a secure service. In 2008, sales over the internet in the UK totalled over £222bn, up from £65bn in 2004 (source: statistics.gov.uk). With no signs of this growth slowing down, the need for businesses to be trading securely online has never been greater.