(The Hosting News) – SSL Certificates have become increasingly vital for the owners of e-commerce website owners. With this importance in mind the minds behind web hosting provider Netfirms are doing their part by introducing seamless purchase and application of SSL Certificates as a standard feature through their Control Panel.
Not long ago, obtaining and applying an SSL certificate was a cumbersome task for the average website owner. It not only required knowledge of how their server works, but also required a certain level of comfort in working ‘under the hood’ of your website. For many, this was a real technology headache that needed to be resolved. However, thanks to their latest innovation, this frustration has now been alleviated for Netfirms customers.
“We’ve always been in the business of providing simple solutions for our clients’ web hosting needs. And clearly, the status quo out there for obtaining SSL certificates was frustrating for most.” says Darius Antia, Chief Technology Officer, Netfirms, Inc. “Here we’ve developed a tool that eliminates the hassle of purchasing from a third-party and automates the task of installing it. Acquiring something as essential as an SSL certificate shouldn’t be difficult.”
Netfirms web hosting customers can now literally click a button that says ‘Add SSL Certificate’ found in their control panel. Here they will be prompted for the domain name, certificate type (currently RapidSSL and GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium are available), and the usual customer information for validation. Netfirms automation will take care of the rest, including application of the SSL certificate to their site. This virtually reduces what was once an arduous process, down to just a few clicks.
SSL Certificates can be purchased from one to five years, starting at just $20/yr, up to 70% less than comparable offerings from competitors. Thanks to scale economies and automation of key processes, Netfirms is consistently able to deliver cutting edge solutions to its small business web hosting customers at low cost.