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Backstage: How to Purchase an SSL


What is SSL? SSL is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, an encryption technology that was created by Netscape. SSL creates an encrypted connection between your web server and your visitors’ web browser allowing for private information to be transmitted without the problems of eavesdropping, data tampering, or message forgery.

If you are transmitting sensitive information on a web site, such as credit card numbers or personal information, you need to secure it with SSL encryption. It is possible for every piece of data to be seen by others unless it is secured by an SSL certificate.

For further information on the SSL and our prices, check out this helpful page.

If you wish to purchase the SSL, you can follow the guide below to aid you in the process.

For this article, we will assume that you are already logged into Backstage.

You can access this page directly by clicking here.

1) Click the Add-ons tab from the top menu.


2) From here, use the dropdown menu under SSL Certificate to select the hosting plan needing an SSL certificate and click Order Now


3) Review the SSL order and click Checkout


4) Check if your Personal Information and Billing Address is correct(The billing Information Auto-Populates)


5) Choose a payment method, select the checkbox, and click Complete Order
Note: If you choose PayPal as a payment method, you will be redirected to PayPal upon clicking Complete Order


6) Once the order is processed, you will see a confirmation.



That’s it! A ticket has been opened on your behalf and a staff member will contacting you regarding your request.

Still have a question? Or need help?
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  • Quero comprar um certificado SSL que tenha o selo disponível em meu site para que os clinte veja o selo, de site seguro! Este certificado teve ser de 2048 bits e instalado pelo site 5 no servidor!

    • Hello Fernando,

      I ran your comment through a translator, so I apologise if I miss anything :) You are looking for a certificate with a seal, is that correct? If so, you can get that done through the steps described here. You will need to ask for the seal separately in the ticket, but that is not a problem at all.

      • Good morning James want this certificate with  2048-bit . THe certificate with seal on my site secure site where all can see clinetes. The installation must be made by site5 in my site, I have a doubt if the wild card (186 dollar annual) is good for me or if the EVSSL( 329 annual dollres required) is the best! JamesI have urgency for install the certificate and seal at site, because it is a requirement the administrator’s of credit card administrtion, please me streamlines the process of buying and selling facility, I’m waiting for your answer!

        • Hi Fernando,

          For a more detailed suggestion, I would recommend you contact our support team. If you provide them with the details of what you need, they can make sure you get the right certificate :) 2048-bit is not a problem at all, and a wildcard certificate should only be needed if you want to secure multiple subdomains (www., sales., and billing., for example).

  • Por favor vou desistir de comprar com vocês não consigo fazer a compra é muito burocrático o sistema não é possível fazer um ticket de compara eu pado é ele instalado o certificado que o de 329 dólares por ano com instalação do suporte da site 5, sera´possível ou não ?

    • Hi Fernando,

      I apologise, but I am not quite sure what you mean. I am translating this again, but it is not working as well – can you explain your question in more detail?

  • “10) Select the email you wish the SSL to be sent to.”…does this E-mail the new SSL Cert’s Private Key to me? If so, that’s bad, E-mail is insecure.

    • Yes, it is emailed to you. Our mail servers are as secure as they can be, however, and we take every precaution.

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