How to Order an SSL Certificate

With phishing scams and online fraud on the rise, SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates are essential for delivering a secure shopping experience for your online customers. SSL is a transaction security standard that involves encrypting data and transmitting it via a secure online channel - helping protect your customer’s identity, credit card details and other sensitive data. As customers feel that their personal data will remain secure and confidential, web traffic can increase and sales can grow.

Take advantage of Gate’s partnership with GeoTrust to obtain your SSL Certificate and establish your website’s authenticity. For more information visit the Gate Website Security Page.


To secure your website and e-commerce transactions, purchase SSL certificate by following the steps below:

  1. Sign in to SiteControl.
  2. Go to Manage Services tab.
  3. Go to Website section.
  4. Scroll down, find and click the SSL link. You can also click SSL in the left navigation panel in SiteControl.

  5. Select the proper domain name from the Currently Managing drop-down menu.
    Note: SSL certificates can be ordered via SiteControl only for domains that have active web hosting services.
  6. Under the Select a SSL Certificate Authority section, click View SSL Certificates and review the information and prices of the available SSL certificates.
  7. Gate partners with GeoTrust, a leading certificate authority, to issue SSL certificates. We do offer the following types of certificates:
    • GeoTrust Quick SSL Premium
    • GeoTrust TrueBizID

    GeoTrust Quick SSL Premium vs. TrueBizID
    QuickSSL Premium TrueBizID

    Fast Domain Validation (DV) SSL

    Secure your website fast. GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium certificates are one of the quickest ways for you to start protecting online transactions and applications with SSL. With an automatic authentication and issuance process, it takes just minutes to get your QuickSSL Premium SSL certificate. After that, managing and renewing your certificates is a snap. With GeoTrust, you get inexpensive SSL without sacrificing convenience, choice, or reliability.

    Organization Validation (OV) SSL

    Business-class SSL - only better. When it comes to selecting SSL security for your business, you have a lot of choices. With GeoTrust, the decision is easy. GeoTrust True BusinessID SSL certificates let your customers know that your site is trustworthy and that you take their security seriously enough to get your certificate from a globally trusted certificate authority.


    Key Benefits
    • Save time and money with inexpensive, easy, and convenient SSL
    • Show customers you care about their security by getting your SSL from a credible security company
    • Get more for your money with the GeoTrust reputation
    • Most certificates issued in one day
    • Save time and money with an inexpensive, easy, and convenient SSL certificate
    • Protect your customers by using a reliable, high-security business identity validated SSL certificate

    • Security: domain control validation, up to 256-bit encryption, 2048-bit root
    • Assurance: $500K USD warranty, GeoTrust dynamic True Site Seal trustmark
    • Convenience: most certificates issued in minutes, 1-3 year validity options
    • Universality: support for more than 99% of browsers and most mobile device browsers
    • *Bonus: Secure for free when you order

    * This is only applicable to single-level domains. For example, will not secure

    • Security: business identity authentication, up to 256-bit encryption, 2048-bit root
    • Assurance: $1.25M USD warranty, GeoTrust dynamic Secured Seal trustmark
    • Convenience: most certificates issued in one day, 1-3 year validity options
    • Universality: support for more than 99% of browsers and most mobile device browsers
    • *Bonus: secure for free when you order

    Note: SSL certificates require a Dedicated IP address. A dedicated IP address, which is an additional product, is assigned to one domain and is not shared by other domains. Along with the SSL certificate order, the system will issue a dedicated IP address for your domain and create a one-time $19.95 charge for it.

  8. Choose a SSL Certificate and click the Activate button.
  9. On the Generate CSR and Purchase SSL page, follow the instructions and fill in the required information.
  10. Fill in the Common Name field.

    Important note: The common name depends on how your visitors are accessing your website. Typically the websites are accessed via It is very important to choose the correct Common Name during the order, because it is not possible to change it once the SSL certificate has been issued. If you are not sure how your website is configured, our advice is to consult with your web developer or designer.
  11. Fill in the Admin Contact field.

  12. Fill in the Billing Contact field.

  13. Fill in the Technical Contact field.

  14. Fill in the Approver Info field.

    The Approver Email can only be an email address with username such as: "admin; administrator; hostmaster; postmaster; root; webmaster" @ the domain you are purchasing the SSL for!

  15. When you are ready click the Purchase Certificate button to place the order.


Important note: Please note that, after your purchase was successful, you will receive two emails at the approver email address.
1. To approve the SSL purchase
2. The SSL certificate, which you need to forward to for installation.



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