SSL Certificates

SWCP offers a variety of SSL certificates for every need.  Popular uses for SSL certificates include:

  • E-commerce Web Site Protection
  • VPN Servers
  • Corporate Email Gateways
  • Protecting web site login credentials

We partner with OpenSRS and Geotrust to issue rock-solid certificates very quickly.  The certificates all provide 256-bit encryption with 2048-bit keys.  They all have 99%+ browser compatibility (including mobile browsers for iPhone and other smartphones).  We also support certificates from Let’s Encrypt, which are less expensive and designed to promote the idea of using HTTPS Everywhere.

Depending on your application, you may have different certificate needs.  The most common use is for a web site which is doing ecommerce or used to collect and access other sensitive private information.  A QuickSSL Premium certificate is just the thing for that. Includes a dynamic Site Seal so your users can confirm your certificate’s validity.  A Let’s Encrypt certificate also works well in this situation, as long as you do not require the Site Seal.

If you need a certificate for a corporate VPN or Email gateway, QuickSSL certificates are cost-effective and do the job perfectly.  Site Seals are not useful for these applications so you can save a little by using this certificate type.  Let’s Encrypt certificates are not the best fit for this application.

If you need to give your web site users the extra assurance that your identity has been confirmed by a more intensive verification process, an Extended Validation (EV) certificate is for you.  Banks, Credit Unions, and anyone who needs to assure their users of their identity, in addition to providing secure communications.

Renewal Tracking: All SWCP SSL Certificates are monitored by our renewal tracking system.  This ensures that your certificate never expires by mistake.  It’s not enough to send a few renewal emails and hope they reach the right person.  If we don’t get a reply to our renewal emails, we will contact you by other means to make sure you are aware of the pending expiration.  It’s embarrassing if your users see a “certificate expired” message on your web site.  Let us take that worry off your hands!

Most certificates are billed yearly for renewals.  Let’s Encrypt certificates are different – there is a small one-time setup fee and then we automatically renew the certificate as long as the web site is hosted at SWCP.


Certificate TypeIssuance TimeSite Seal 1yr PriceCommon UseGreen Address Bar
Let's Encrypt1-2 HoursN/A$50 one-timeWeb servers, including e-commerce, recommended cert for most web sitesNo
QuickSSL Premium 2-4 Hours Dynamic
$129Credit card transactions No
TrueBusiness ID 1-2 Days Dynamic w/Company Name
$200More rigorous verification of domain and company. No
Extended Validation 7-10 Days Dynamic w/Company Name
$295Banks and other financial organizations Yes
Wildcard 1-2 Days Dynamic w/Company Name
$500Multiple machines within a domain. No