How It Works?

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) issued by a trusted authority such as RapidSSL or GeoTrust is installed on your domain's hostname i.e. secure.domain.com. When there is a client of yours that browse over https://secure.domain.com the connection between the browser and the server is encrypted with 128, 256 bit key. Any data send between your client's browser and the server is encrypted before sending and decrypted after received on the server. In that way information transmitted over the Internet is encrypted and signed as secured by this trusted authority. Browser when sending data over https:// checks the validity of the SSL Certificate with the issuance authority. SSL technology protects your Web site and makes it easy for your Web site visitors to trust you.

What is Wildcard SSL?

Regular SSL Certificates are issued and signed to secure single hostname of your domain. In other words you can use it only for one particular subdomain e.g. www.domain.com or secure.domain.com. If you want to have encrypted secure connection over several subdomains you need Wildcard SSL Certificate. It can be used to secure multiple (as much as you have) subdomains on a single domain name.

SSL Certificate ? An SSL Certificate establishes a private communication channel enabling encryption of the data during transmission. The higher encryption level is established, the better security you get. Encryption ? The site seal is an image provided by the Certificate Authority and can be placed on your website to ensure your customers are able to see that their details on the page are secured by the installed SSL certificate. Site Seal ? Secures multiple domains that share the same base domain name and reside on the same server. Wildcard ? The minimum years SSL Certificate can be registered for. Period ? This is the fee you have to pay to use this service for one year. Price per year  
GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium 256 bit Yes No 1 year $145.00$172.55€109.99€130.89£99.00£117.81 Order
GeoTrust True BusinessID 256 bit Yes No 1 year $145.00$172.55€109.99€130.89£99.00£117.81 Order
RapidSSL 256 bit Yes No 1 year $25.95$30.88€18.99€22.60£19.99£23.79 Order
GeoTrust QuickSSL 256 bit Yes No 1 year $105.00$124.95€79.99€95.19£69.00£82.11 Order
GeoTrust TrueBizID with EV 256 bit Yes No 1 year $230.00$273.70€179.99€214.19£149.99£178.49 Order
GeoTrust TrueBizID Wildcard 256 bit Yes Yes 1 year $570.00$678.30€419.99€499.79£369.00£439.11 Order
All prices include VAT.