What is an SSL certificate and why do I need it?

SSL is an encryption code that allows private, confidential information, most commonly credit card information, to pass over the Internet without being stolen and used for fraud.

The information is encrypted, sent over the Internet and decrypted by the server at the receiving end and vice versa. The ability to send and receive over SSL is currently built-in to all major browsers. What you pay the SSL provider for is an encryption/decryption key, or SSL certificate that verifies to the end user that they are sending their private information to the intended Web site.

What's more, Google is now requiring all websites to have SSL encryption. A site that is not SSL secured, will have lower SEO rankings.

Installation of your certificate is easy at South O' and help is always provided if needed.

More Options. Great Prices.

All of our certificates provide strong encryption to secure the communication between your site and your customer's personal data.


$19.95 / yr

  • Issued in minutes, easy set up and install! Ideal for just getting started.


$29.95 / yr

  • This certificate provides encryption and has 99% browser compatibility.


$79 / yr

  • A complete SSL certificate with full encryption issued in moments at an affordable price.

Essential Wildcard

$119 / yr

  • This certificate provides complete encryption for multiple subdomains with 99% browser compatibility and a quick issuance.


$125 / yr

  • A low-priced, value-branded SSL certificate delivered to you within 10 minutes.

QuickSSL® Premium

$175 / yr

  • A low-priced SSL Certificate issued in minutes with an extended warranty and a dynamic True Site Seal.

True BusinessID

$240 / yr

  • Trusted protection and assurance to your customers that your site is trustworthy and secure.


$350 / yr

  • Get the best security, the green bar, and complete browser compatibility.

True BusinessID w/EV

$649 / yr

  • Only Extended Validation SSL Certificates trigger the green bar in high-security web browsers.

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