Add-ons - SSL Certificates

Protect all of your data!


SSL secures millions of peoples’ data on the Internet every day, especially during online transactions or when transmitting confidential information.

Commercial SSL

Positive SSL Positive SSL Wildcard Positive SSL EV
Coverage www. & * www. &
Type Domain Validated Domain Validated Business/Public Records
Browser Support 99+% 99+% 99+%
Browser Visibility Lock or Green Lock Lock or Green Lock Green Bar + Company Name
Certificate Strength SHA2/256 SHA2/256 SHA2/256
Price $29/yr $179/yr $199/yr

Let’s Encrypt SSL

Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority brought to you by the non-profit Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).

Let's Encrypt SSL is now available for our v.2 or newer VPS Platforms. For setup process and details please login to our Account Portal and visit Knowledge Base > SSL Process & Installation - Let's Encrypt

Because of the "every 90 days" renewal policy of Let's Encrypt, compared to the 1 year for commercial SSL certificates we generally recommend this for smaller web sites, non-profits, organizations with smaller budgets, or if you are simply interested in supporting a more open-source type of product. For commercial, for-profit and e-commerce web sites we do recommend you consider longer term, commercially purchased SSL certificates.

Content Distribution Network (CDN) and DDoS Protection with SSL

Cloudflare provides multiple free and low cost SSL choices.

Cloudflare's SSL options, like all of their CDN and Abuse protection features are very easy to implement, even on their Free plan. You can choose from their Universal Free SSL offering or Dedicated SSL certificates that are signed only for your specific domain name, starting at $5/month on any Cloudflare account plan.

Additional Details:

Do I have to purchase an SSL Certificate from Arcustech?

No. You can use your already purchased or newly purchased SSL certificate through any commercial SSL vendor. Details outlining what we need from you to install the SSL on your VPS can be found in the Knowledge Base within our Account Portal.

Is it recommended to use SSL on my whole site?

Yes. Outside of the speed benefits provided by HTTP/2, Google also provides a boost in search engine ranking to HTTPS sites. And soon, browsers will start visually warning about "insecure pages". Google has outlined changes coming in Chrome in 2017.

Can I have an SSL certificate on multiple domains on my VPS server?

Yes. The two common ways of handling this is either using a Multiple Domain SSL certificate, or to simply use multiple standard SSL certificates and a technology called SNI. SNI works with all modern web browsers.

Is SSL something Arcustech sets up for me on the VPS server?

Yes. We have a Knowledge Base entry to get you going. You will simply work with our Support Team to step through the process.

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