Digital Certificates

A Digital Certificate gives your customers the assurance that your web site is legitimately yours and not that of an impostor.

If your website has a login or a form to collect information such as a contact form, your website needs a Digital Certificate to protect the privacy of your website visitors, their login and password and the information they submit. The padlock in the web browser address bar gives visitors confidence that their information is protected.

A Digital Certificate contains information about who owns the certificate (company name, domain name, contact address, etc) as well as information about the issuing Certificate Authority.

When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a web browser.

Digital Certificates provide you with a legal basis to perform transactions on the Internet.

SSL Certificate Features

  • 256 bit SSL Encryption Strength
  • 2048 bit root strength
  • Fully supported by 99% of all browsers and mobile devices
  • Works with and
  • Clickable Secure Site Seal
  • We will add 30 more bonus days free of charge for renewals.

What is SSL?

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private.


SSL is now included free with all Alpine Hosting plans. AutoSSL is a good choice for information websites, blogs and  forums. For ecommerce sites we recommend one of the paid certificates below such as AlphaSSL and Organizational SSL.


SSL certificates are now included with all Alpine Hosting plans. AutoSSL is a good choice for information websites, blogs and  forums. For ecommerce sites we recommend one of the paid certificates below such as AlphaSSL and Organizational SSL.

Alpha SSL

  • Rapid Provisioning
  • Low Cost

AlphaSSL activates the SSL padlock in web browsers and mobile devices that assures visitors of a secure connection to your server. Using SSL means ecommerce transactions and customer’s data remain encrypted, increasing the confidence in the security of your website.

SSL Certificates are the standard security technology to encrypt any browser-to-server communications over https, such as credit card transactions, logins, web mail, and database to database communications.

Alpha SSL Details


Alpha SSL Wildcard

  • Rapid Provisioning
  • Secures an unlimited number of subdomains.

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., a Wildcard SSL Certificate is issued to *, where the asterisk represents all possible subdomains.

Alpha SSL Wildcard Details


Organization SSL

  • High Assurance SSL
  • Organization details shown in certificate
  • $1,250,000 Warranty

High assurance OrganizationSSL Certificates provide instant identity confirmation and strong SSL protection for your website and business. OrganizationSSL is an organization validated certificate that gives your website a step up in credibility over domain validated SSL Certificates. It activates the browser padlock and https, shows your corporate identity, and assures your customers that you take security very seriously. Site visitors can verify that the website is operated by a legitimate company and is not an imposter site.

OV certificates take 1-2 business days to vet.

Organizational Details


Extended Validation SSL

  • Maximum security
  • Visible trust with green address bar
  • Organization detail shown in certificate
  • $1,500,000 Warranty

Every visitor will know that your site is encrypted when the green address bar shows up with your organization name displayed prominently. ExtendedSSL is an Extended Validation Certificate, the highest class of SSL available today and lends more credibility to your website compared to using an organization or domain validated SSL Certificate. These prominent security indicators can help increase user trust in your website and its credibility, leading to more sales conversions.

EV certificates take 3 days to vet.

EV SSL Details


* If you are renewing within the renewal period (90 days to expiration) we place the remaining time on your current Certificate on your replacement GlobalSign Certificate. We will also add 30 more bonus days free of charge.

Additional Information

If you have additional questions about SSL Certificates and security please contact us directly.