Compare SSL Plans and Pricing

SSL certificates come at varying price points depending on what you need them to cover. There are two key considerations when choosing your SSL certificate: Scope and Type. These two criteria will often jointly determine the price of the SSL certificate chosen.

SSL scope mainly dictates how wide a coverage area your SSL will provide. For example, a standard SSL certificate will only protect a single domain.

SSL type influences the security level of the SSL. The security here refers to the vetting process required to obtain the certificate, not the encryption level supported.

Scope of SSL

SSL Wildcard SSL UCC / SAN SSL
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Domains Covered 1 1 Up to 100
Subdomains Covered No Yes No
Encryption 2048-bit 2048-bit 2048-bit
Variants Available DV, OV, and EV DV, OV, and EV DV, OV, and EV

Type of SSL

Domain Validation (DV) Organization Validation (OV) Extended Validation (EV)
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Ideal for Non-commercial or personal websites Business or organization websites Websites processing financial transactions (e.g. eCommerce or Online Stores)
Proves ownership of domain name Yes Yes Yes
Validates business organization ownership No Yes Yes
Checks on business entity No No Yes
Padlock Icon Yes Yes Yes
Secure trust seal Yes Yes Yes

 

Aside from these characteristics, the price of the SSL certificate will also be affected by the specific Certificate Authority (CA). ScalaHosting offers a comprehensive range of SSL certificates from GeoTrust and Symantec, two of the most recognized brands in the SSL community.

For personal websites, ScalaHosting supports free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates, allowing non-commercial blogs easy SSL protection at all times.

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