18 Sep

2009

SiteGround implements highest assurance SSL Technology

SiteGround web hosting has recently added the EV (Extended Validation) SSL certificate to its website. Now the green color in the address bar shows that SiteGround company has gone through a thorough validation process. The advanced SSL technology is also available for all SiteGround customers, who can add it as an upgrade to their hosting accounts.

Thanks to the EV SSL certificate, SiteGround.com visitors will see the reassuring green address bar containing company information verified by a trusted Certificate Authority (CA). The EV SSL is the only certificate ensuring that a domain is owned and a website is operated by a legitimate organization. The validation process ran by the SSL issuing authorities is not automatic as for the other SSL certificates. Instead, a thorough personal investigation by an authorized professional is required before such a certificate is issued.

Soon after SiteGround started to use an EV SSL certificate, it made it available to its customers too. “We always strive to offer any new and powerful technology that we use on our own website to our customers.” — says Lilyana Yakimova, Marketing manager of SiteGround. “Our experience has shown that with the new SSL our visitors feel more comfortable and our conversion rate grows. We are happy to share this already tested advantage with our customers.”

Author: Hristo Pandjarov

Product Development - Technical

Enthusiastic about all Open Source applications you can think of, but mostly about Joomla and WordPress. Add a pinch of love for web design, new technologies, search engine optimisation and you are pretty much there!

Comments (2):

  1. Jon Evans says:

    Hi there. Two questions:
    1. Which certificate authority issues the SSL certificates you offer?
    2. Does this vary between the different offers shown here: http://www.siteground.com/ssl_certificates.htm?
    It seems likely some of your customers might want reassurance that the issuer is reputable and trusted. Or perhaps it is a trade secret?
    If their experience with Siteground is as good as mine has been then they will trust you to choose a good provider :-).

    • Hristo says:

      All our SSL certificates are provided by GlobalSign. The certificate issuer is included in the information box of every certificate.

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