SSL comparison

Give your website a trustworthy reputation and use SSL certificates from Hoststar. We recommend SSL encryption for e-commerce, online orders and credit card payments as well as to protect your customer's personal data.

FreeSSL
0 00
EUR per year
StandardSSL
59 90
EUR per year
PremiumSSL
139 90
EUR per year
SSL
Security level
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Security level

Decide which SSL security level is right for you based on your requirements. Security levels ensue from the validation and the area of validity.

Check/validation
Certified domain (hoststar.ch)
Certified domain
Certified domain

Check/validation

Depending of the type of SSL certificate, a variety of information is checked and validated by the certificate authority. StandardSSL and PremiumSSL check whether the holder named in the application has access to the domain named by the holder.

Period of validity
unlimited
1 year
1 year

Period of validity

The period of validity determines how long you can use this certificate for your domain. Unless cancelled, the certificate is automatically extended and you will receive an invoice from Hoststar for another year.

Valid for
1 domain (hoststar.ch)
1 domain or subdomain
1 domain and its subdomains

Valid for

StandardSSL lets you issue certificates for domains and subdomains. With PremiumSSL, the certificate is valid for both the selected domain and for all of its subdomains. You decide which security certificate is right for you.

Encryption
128/256-bit
128/256-bit
128/256-bit

Encryption

SSL communication uses up to 256-bit encryption technology. This is the same standard used for online banking. The connection between customer (via a browser) and the server (e.g. your online shop) is therefore very secure. The validated data is visible to the customer and strengthens trust in your business.

Key length
2048-bit
2048-bit
2048-bit

Key length

Longer keys mean a higher number of combinations, and thus more time needed to try them all out. Our SSL certificates use a 2048-bit key length, today’s industry standard.

Your own IP

Your own IPv4 address included

The necessary IPv4 address is included in the StandardSSL and PremiumSSL packages.

Areas of application
Individuals & small businesses
Individuals, SMEs & associations
Individuals and businesses

Areas of application

We recommend FreeSSL for individuals and small businesses. Using this certificate, domain names managed in your hosting package can be accessed over a secure connection. The certificate is based on the domain «hoststar.ch». (Certificates subject to a fee, on the other hand, are issued to your own domain names.) As long as certain basic principles are observed when using FreeSSL, the security standard of this certificate is comparable to certificates that come at a price.

We recommend StandardSSL certificates for individuals, SMEs and associations. Do you want to run your own online shop? Or do you want people who are interested to access your website over a secure channel? Then a StandardSSL certificate is exactly what you need! Validation is performed via the domain to ensure that the owner of the certificate has access to the registered domain. The 128/256-bit data encryption meets industry standards and thus covers all the needs of conventional website operators.

We recommend PremiumSSL for individuals and companies. Do you run a website and would you like to offer a secure connection for its domain and multiple subdomains? Then choose the PremiumSSL certificate. Validation is also performed via the domain with 128/256-bit encryption.

We recommend customised solutions for customers whose requirements are not covered by our certificates. These include, for example, certificates with Extended Validation or certificates for multiple domains (multi-domain). All you need from us is a dedicated IP address, which you can order from My Panel. You can then obtain the certificate from your provider of choice. We will be happy to help you select the solution that's right for you. Simply get in touch with us.

Insurance protection
$ 10,000
$ 10,000
$ 10,000

Insurance protection

Insurance protection is a guarantee against the event that an SSL certificate was incorrectly issued by the certificate authority. This guarantee protects the end user.

Browser compatibility
99.3 percent
99.3 percent
99.3 percent

Browser compatibility

Our SSL certificates boast a browser recognition rate of 99.3% and are thus excellently suited to websites that require a professional SSL-certificate solution.

Installation free of charge

Installation free of charge

Installation and activation of your registered SSL certificates are included in our offer. There are no extra charges for this service.