SSL Certificates for Nigeria
Web4Africa offers SSL Certificates at affordable prices. Secure your website or data. You can pay in Naira.
Secure your website and customer data
SSL Certificates protect your customer's personal data including passwords, credit cards and identity information. Getting an SSL certificate is the easiest way to increase your customer's confidence in your online business.
SSL certificate price in Nigeria
Regular prices for SSL Certificates in Nigeria range from ₦4,500 to ₦65,000 per year.
Secure Domain SSL (Flex)
What is an SSL Certificate?
SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer; as described in the name, it is a security layer protocol used to encrypt your website's sensitive data and protect it from spammers and hackers. When you install an SSL certificate on your website, your HTTP protocol will convert into the HTTPS protocol, which signals that your website is secure for online transactions and secures your sensitive data. You can buy an SSL certificate from a web hosting company like Web4Africa.
When your SSL certificate is issued by an SSL certificate authority, and you make your domain move from HTTP to HTTPS, your SSL certificate will display some public information like:
- Certificate Information: the information contains the purpose(s) of the certificate.
- Issued to: contains the certificate holder company or domain name
- Issued by: contains the certificate issuing company, certification authority
- Valid From: contains the issuing date to expiry date of your SSL certificate
- Details: contains the SSL certificate version, serial number, Signature hash algorithm, Issuer Company,
public-key parameters, etc.
- Certification Path: displays the path of a certificate issued
How does an SSL Certificate work?
When a user request server to access your domain URL and if you have installed an SSL certificate properly, the browser asks the domain to identify the user. At that point, the process of SSL handshake will be performed by the website. In this process, the website will send a copy of the SSL certificate and the website’s public key, and then the browser will check the few details like the certificate is from a valid Certificate Authority (CA), not expired, not revoked, and valid for the particular website.
If the process is completed, then the browser will create, encrypt and send a symmetric key by using the website's public key, after that the website will decrypt the data and send an acknowledgement to start the encryption session.
What should you install an SSL Certificate?
An SSL certificate is a security layer for your website. When installing an SSL certificate, you add some essential security protocol to your website. Here are some of the benefits of installing an SSL certificate to your website.
- Encrypt sensitive data like passwords, Email IDs, bank details, etc.
- Create a security layer to prevent hackers from accessing your website data.
- Make an online transaction more secure for your customers.
- Can boost up your website SERP ranking in Google and other search engines.
Types of SSL Certificates
There are three types of SSL certificates you need to be familiar with. Domain-validated certificates are the most basic and are typically used for small websites. Organization-validated certificates provide more assurance to visitors and are typically used by larger businesses. Extended-validation certificates offer visitors the highest level of assurance and are typically used by eCommerce businesses.
- Domain Validated (DV) SSLs are the most basic type of SSL certificate. They are typically used for small websites that do not handle sensitive information.
- Organization Validated (OV) SSLs provide more assurance to visitors by requiring businesses to verify their identity.
- Extended Validation (EV) SSLs offer visitors the highest level of assurance by verifying the business’s identity and ensuring that the website uses the latest security protocols.
When choosing an SSL certificate for your eCommerce business, it is important to consider the type of information you will be handling and the level of assurance you need to provide to your customers. DV certificates are typically sufficient for small businesses that do not handle sensitive information. OV certificates may be appropriate for larger businesses or businesses that handle sensitive information. EV certificates are typically only necessary for eCommerce businesses that handle a large amount of sensitive information.
No matter which type of SSL certificate you choose, it is important to ensure that your website uses the latest security protocols to protect your customers’ information. With the increasing number of cyberattacks, it is more important than ever to ensure that your website is as secure as possible. By choosing a reputable SSL provider like Web4Africa and keeping your security protocols up-to-date, you can help protect your business and your customers.
How to implement an SSL Certificate?
Here are the simple steps you need to follow for implementing HTTPS for your website.
- Get a unique SSL certificate from Web4Africa by ordering any of the offers above.
- Add an SSL certificate with the domain.
- Enable your SSL Certificate on your web hosting space or server.
- Update all links, scripts, URLs, and Media file URLs to the HTTPS version.
- Check whether your SSL certificate is working properly or not on your browser.
FAQs about SSLs
What is an SSL Certificate?
An SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Certificate is a digital certificate issued for a domain by a central authority called the Certificate Authority. To be issued an SSL Certificate, you must purchase an SSL Certificate and then go through a verification process conducted by the Certificate Authority.
Why should I buy an SSL Certificate?
An SSL Certificate does 2 things: (a) Encrypt the information sent from your user’s browser to your website (b) Authenticate your website’s identity.
By doing these 2 things, an SSL Certificate protects your customers and in turn, increases their trust in your online business. This is especially important if your website requires users to log in using passwords or enter sensitive information such as credit card details.
Do SSL Certificates work in all browsers?
SSL Certificates are compatible with all major browsers.
Can I upgrade my SSL Certificate?
Unfortunately, we don’t support upgrades/downgrades at the moment. If required you can purchase a new certificate and install it on the same web server as the old certificate.
Do I need technical expertise to set up an SSL Certificate on my website?
While it isn’t difficult to install an SSL Certificate, it does involve following a series of steps. You can find more information in our Knowledge Base.