Knowledgebase: SSL
Want to Buy a SSL Certificate?
Posted by Adam Bryner on 09 December 2010 03:09 PM

In order to use a SSL certificate you your website will need a dedicated IP.
Once you have this we can order and install the SSL certificate.

The SSL certificate is $25/year, and the dedicated IP is $2.00/month.

BusinessClass, ResellerClass, VPSClass and DedicatedClass come with one free Dedicated IP and one free SSL.

We require the following information to generate the CSR, and ultimately order the certificate.

Host to make cert for: (usually or
Country (2 letter abbreviation):
Company Name:
Company Division:

If you already have your own certificate, we will installed it for free.
You can email with the above information and we will process your request ASAP.

Please include your Arvixe username with your request. 

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Comments (73)
Brent Brown
23 January 2011 11:39 AM
So if I have 3 domains, does the $25.95/year cover all three domains? or is it $29.95/year/domain? Also, do I need a dedicated IP address for each domain, so $6/mo or is the one IP available for all three? I want all three sites to appear as different domains even though it is under the same hosting account.
Arvand Sabetian
31 January 2011 01:31 AM
You will need a separate SSL certificate for each domain. On our Windows plans, you can purchase 3 different IPs and 3 different SSL certificates for 3 different domains. However, our linux plans have a limitation of only allowing 1 domain out of the ones being hosted to have a SSL certificate/dedicated ip (unless you have a resellerclass or a vps/dedicated).
Phillip Braddy
11 March 2011 07:36 PM
When you say 'we will process your request ASAP' are we talking minutes, hours, or days?
Arvand Sabetian
11 March 2011 08:27 PM
As we not only order the ssl certificate, but verify it on your behalf and also install and test it, ssl orders are not automated (unlike companies that may just be selling a generation of the certificate). Therefore, a request can taken anywhere between a few minutes to over a day depending on our current work load. However, as we understand different individuals have different needs and urgencies, you could expedite your request or simply have us to do it for you over the phone/chat .
Michael Zimet
24 April 2011 11:31 AM
Whose SSL cert are you reselling?
Arvand Sabetian
25 April 2011 07:53 AM
Globalsign AlphaSSL as of very recently. We use to provide RapidSSL Certificates.
Louis Belcourt
13 May 2011 03:10 PM
I have purchased a SSL certificate and all is working well. Thank you. How do I tell that it is Globalsign AlphaSSL or RaidSSL that you have installed.
Arvand Sabetian
02 June 2011 11:21 PM
You could ask us or view the certificate authority thats displayed within your browser for your certificate.
Mike Porcaro
31 July 2011 10:33 AM
Is there a Seal Icon for the Globalsign AlphaSSL certifcate?
Ryan C
19 October 2011 07:39 AM
Yes, please see
14 September 2011 06:04 AM
Is the certificate transferable if I change my hosting provider ?
Ryan C
18 October 2011 10:43 AM
Yes, any SSL certificate can be migrated from hosting provider to hosting provider, from and to Arvixe.
18 September 2011 09:50 PM
yes when you purchase this do you get a green bar across the web browser for your site or a lock or something on the top?
Ryan C
19 October 2011 08:11 AM
The green bar is not available on the $25.99 SSL. It is typically only available on SSL's that are $300 and over. I would suggest contacting our sales department to get exact pricing if you require the green bar.
11 October 2011 12:57 PM
I have one domain with one sub-domain. Do I need to purchase SSL Certificate for both domain & sub-domain or just for one SSL Certificate for both?
Ryan C
18 October 2011 06:54 AM
By the nature of SSL certificate, they only secure that specific domain and the www variant of the domain. You would either need to developer accoridngly with only one or the other secured (subdomain or main domain) or have to purchase a personal class plan for the main domain, and a personal class plan for the sub domain that you want secured, etc. This is a limitation of cPanel, as cPanel only allows one dedicated IP per account, one SSL per account. Our ASP plans do not have the limitation of one SSL per account, one dedicated IP per account.
oran solomon
13 October 2011 09:13 AM
In windows plan I can be purchased up to 3 SSL certificate and dedicatedIP?
And if I want more I need to buy the resellerclass?
Ryan C
17 October 2011 12:56 PM

We do not limit the amount of SSL's / dedicated IP's purchased on our ASP plans per say, only the amount of websites. The ASP plan is limited to an amount of 6 websites, one SSL per website, so for a total of 6. The ASP Pro has no limit.
14 February 2012 02:13 AM
I have an Arvixe hosting plan, but the site I need a SSL certificate for is hosted outside the US, so the DNS has been modified. Are you able to sell me a SSL certificate that I can use for that domain or do I have to purchase it from the host provider?
Michael Carr
12 May 2012 06:32 PM
We can supply you an SSL certificate for any domain, regardless of where it is hosted; however we will not be able to setup the certificates for you on outside hosting
Mark Greenberg
21 February 2012 10:04 AM
I had already purchase a certificate before I moved to arvixe. I generated a csr with cpanel, but I need to know the server configuration to complete the csr submission. Is it apache + openSSL or something else?
Michael Carr
12 May 2012 06:30 PM
Apache with OpenSSL will work fine.
07 March 2012 08:55 AM
This is a good summary I have 2 further questions
(1) Is the certificate being sold AICA Webtrust complaint?
(2) Is the certificate's Root Authority included in
IE,FF,Chrome across platforms?

Michael Carr
18 March 2012 05:08 PM
Thanks, To answer your questions, yes the certificates are AICPA WebTrust compliant, and the Root Authority is accepted in all of the major web browsers.
20 March 2012 09:06 PM
This post is very helpful, thanks.

I have a question, I am on ASP Pro plan. i want to secure my domain and also about 3 subdomains. I may be interested in SSL from Globalsign or RapidSSL. do i need to purchase 4 different IP addresses and SSL Certs or is there a better solution.
Michael Carr
26 March 2012 06:08 PM
You can purchase a wild card SSL certificate that could secure www. and any of your other sub-domains, but each sub-domain will need its own IP and they are much more expensive. For only four total sub-domains to secure, unique SSL certificates for each one will be more cost effective.
Denis Wermelinger
07 April 2012 11:16 PM
I have a VPS Reseller Account and I wish to Buy a SSL Certificate and then share and use my own SSL on the same way of Arvixe Shared SSL?
Michael Carr
13 April 2012 01:30 PM
Sure that is fine so long as you are on a linux VPS. By default you should already have a shared SSL setup. But we should also be able to setup a custom hostname for you to match your SSL if desired.
Sergio Salazar
16 May 2012 03:54 PM
what is the encryption type? 128 or 256 bits?
Michael Carr
27 September 2012 10:35 AM
256 bits
Sanjeev Wadhwa
20 May 2012 09:50 PM
I have just had Globalsign AlphaSSL certificate installed by you for one my domains. Thank you for prompt service. The problem is that in IE the security lock appears for a second and then disappears and firefox says: This website does not supply ownership information. Connection Partly encrypted. Why is this happening.
Michael Carr
27 September 2012 10:25 AM
Please create a support ticket and we will be happy to investigate that for you.
07 June 2012 03:29 AM

My Arvixe username is tonytong, I have an Arvixe hosting plan and installed zencart, I want to buy a ssl certificate and Install to my zencart online store, I want to know, The SSL certificate is $25.95/year, and the dedicated IP is $2.00/month is for one page or unlimited page for one domain? How can I install to my zencart online store and what information I need provide to you?

Please advise
Thank you very much
Michael Carr
01 August 2012 12:28 PM
Hi Tony,

There is no limit on the number of pages. Any page on your domain accessed over SSL will be encrypted and secure. We can complete the entire order and setup process for you, just contact sales.
Bruno Laferriere
31 July 2012 08:55 AM
I have sent a request for a SSL certificate at
and I wrote
would this be also good for ?
Michael Carr
01 August 2012 10:53 AM
No, unfortunately the exact FQDN that you supply is the only one that will work over SSL, so all SSL sessions will have to occur over
Masoud Zangeneh
05 August 2012 06:41 AM
I want to know that is it possible for an individual to sign up a SSL certification ???
Someone that does not have a company name and division ???
Michael Carr
04 September 2012 11:37 AM
Sure, just enter something like N/A in the field and it will be fine.
Paul Taylor
12 August 2012 11:37 PM
Using the SSL certificates you're selling would the address bar look the same as it does for this page? I'm using IE9 now and at the right end there's a green arrow pointing to the left and when you mouse hover it it says, "Protected site". If I click on the padlock in the address bar and "View certificates" the Issued by shows Equifax Secure Certificate Authority. So I guess that would say Globalsign for the certificates you are now selling. So basically visitors to your site would see "Protected site" and the padlock also.
Michael Carr
04 September 2012 10:59 AM
Yes, our SSL certificates will display the protected site message and the padlock.
27 August 2012 11:55 AM
I have read the following posts and I want to make sure I can assign this SSL certificate to selected pages only and not my entire site if I want. For example; I would like to just put the SSL on my shopping cart pages and not my entire site as I've read it will slow down my site loading time if I apply it to my entire site.
Michael Carr
04 September 2012 10:30 AM
Yes that is how it will work. When you install the SSL you can access any page on that URL over SSL or not. How the pages will load will depend on how you link to them. For example if all your home page links are set as https:// then the home page will load over SSL, but if you leave them as http:// then they will load without SSL. It is entirely up to which method is used to load the pages.
Rajat Sharma
12 September 2012 05:19 AM
Is alpha SSL certificate is safe ,,,,,,
Michael Carr
25 September 2012 12:49 PM
Yes, Our Alpha SSL certificates are very safe and secure.
09 December 2012 10:31 PM
Please explain once more will certificate work over both variants - with and w/out "www" or only one of them?
Ryan C, 18 October 2011 06:54 AM said:
By the nature of SSL certificate, they only secure that specific domain and the www variant of the domain. (AND!)

Michael Carr 01 August 2012 10:53 AM said:
No, unfortunately the exact FQDN that you supply is the only one that will work over SSL, so all SSL sessions will have to occur over (OR!)
Which opinion is correct?
Michael Carr
12 December 2012 10:35 AM
Hi Valerie,

if you would like the SSL to run over both, you should order the certificate as, if you were to order it just as, or then the www would not be included. My above comment is not correct, thanks for pointing that out.
Hitesh Shah
26 December 2012 01:31 AM
I am a developer from India working on a project from US customer. My customer have a dedicated server with you and now I want to secure couple of page of my site though SSL. I would like to know whether buying a SSL for entire site or for couple of pages makes any difference in price. If YES, what is the per page cost of SSL and for entire site?

Will it make any difference if I buy SSL certificate either from you or from other provider if I wish you to configure the SSL for my site/pages?

My understanding is – Irrespective of whether I buy SSL for entire site or for specific pages and If I provide HOST to make cert for as www.<mydomain>.com, my site/pages will always show SSL regardless of how I enter the URL in address bar (like www.<mydomain>.com or http://<mydomain>.com or https://<mydomain>.com ), Is that right?

How long will it take to see the SSL on my website from the point I decide to buy SSL certificate from you, then someone from support setting the SSL on my entire site/couple of pages and related validations if any?
Michael Carr
28 December 2012 10:59 AM
SSL certificates have a base cost starting at $24.95. Once the SSL certificate is installed, you can access any page under that domain via SSL, there is not a limit on the number of pages. The domain that you order the SSL for will be accessible via as well, but not any other subdomains like for example. Turn around time on setting up a certificate is usually less than 24 hours. Keep in mind that along with the SSL, you will also need a dedicated IP for your account, those are $2 per month.
13 February 2013 09:51 AM
When you say "If you already have your own certificate, we will installed it for free.", would you accept self-signed certificates, e.g. certificates that I generated by tools like OpenSSL, etc?
Michael Carr
19 February 2013 08:31 AM
Yes, We can install any SSL certificate, but keep in mind a self signed certificate will produce warnings through the end users web browser.
09 April 2013 01:37 PM
I'm running OpenCart on my website with multiple stores, each as a sub-domain. Do I need an SSL certificate for each store (sub-domain) or will I need only one SSL to cover the main domain?
Michael Carr
07 June 2013 08:09 AM
You can but a wild card SSL to encrypt all of the sub domains, but they can be expensive. If you do not do that you will have to buy a separate SSL certificate for each sub domain. It just depends on how many sub domains you would like to encrypt as to if the wildcard SSL would make more fiscal sense for you.
Steve Wong
03 June 2013 11:22 AM
Hi, to order a SSL cert from your company, does the domain name needs to be hosted by Arvixe?
Michael Carr
07 June 2013 08:07 AM
No, you can install the SSL certificate on any providers server, but you will need to generate the CSR for the certificate from the server on which you would like to setup the SSL.
Manohar Aren
12 July 2013 06:25 AM
We have a .Asp pro plan. Purchased a ssl also.
We need to protect one domain only by ssl at present, rest domains will be later. Is it possible ?
Michael Carr
16 July 2013 01:09 PM
Yes this is possible on ASP plans, but you will need a dedicated IP and SSL certificate for each domain.
21 August 2013 04:17 AM
I have an AlphaSSL certificate that works only with and not Do I need to purchase another certificate or is there something wrong with the one I have. I have contacted tech support but get no response or resolution.
Michael Carr
21 August 2013 11:09 AM
Normally both and are encrypted with the same certificate when you setup the CSR as If you only specify, some providers will leave the www out.
11 October 2013 01:11 PM
What if i decide to create my sub domain as www.<mydomain>.com/q&a instead of q& so as to enjoy seo benefits of <mydomain>.com; will the SSL extent to it just like it will on every other pages e.g <mydomain>.com/contact-us?
Michael Carr
16 October 2013 11:16 AM
Any sub folders under the domain such as can be encryoted over SSL. A new sub domain like will not and need its own SSL certificate to run over SSL
30 November 2013 12:55 PM
Certificates purchased from arvixe $ 25
host install by itself
Or client install
Michael Carr
04 December 2013 07:27 PM
We will be happy to intsall any SSL certificate that you purchase from us.
Antonis Tsoukalas
02 December 2013 11:58 PM
I want to buy an SSL certificate for my main domain but I have also a subdomain. Do I have to pay extra for that? Can I use SSL only for the main domain and keep subdomain as it is?
Michael Carr
04 December 2013 07:21 PM
You will need an SSL certificate for both the subdomain and main domain. Also each one will need to be on its own dedicated IP address
George Shaffer
09 January 2014 01:41 AM
Above you said:
>if you would like the SSL to run over both, you should order the
>certificate as, if you were to order it just as
>, or then the www would not be
>included. My above comment is not correct, thanks for
>pointing that out.

Now I am confused again. What is the difference between getting SSL with and also using with SSL and ordering with SSL and also using with SSL. I get that www. and abc. would be different but isn't equally under both. Does www have some special status, and if so is this an Arvixe thing or part of the SSL standard?
Michael Carr
16 January 2014 11:18 AM
If you order SSL for the www is included by default. If you order SSL for any sub-domain, that is the only sub-domain that the SSL will work under. Ordering SSL for does not make the certificate work for The difference is in what you are ordering the SSL certificate for exactly.
SeyedHooman Khatami
28 December 2013 05:25 AM
I want 128 bit ssl for better load time, and make my site faster. is it possible to select between 128 or 256 bit? if yes, how can i inform arvix about it ?
what about your SSL provider name?
Michael Carr
01 January 2014 08:20 AM
256 bit are all that we supply. The encryption is done on the server and our servers are very powerful, The effect of load time on between the two would not be noticeable in our environment. Our SSL certificates come from GlobalSign.
Muhammad Dawood
29 January 2014 08:50 AM
In addition to the known value of SSL certificates, is it true that using it will prevent the javascript enforced compression of images imposed by some mobile internet providers?
08 April 2014 12:46 PM
Regarding your 256bit, vs 128 bit.

I have the ALPHA SSL from you guys, but it is in fact 128bit, not 256.

Check my email domain to see.
Michael Carr
10 April 2014 11:08 AM
When did you order that certificate? if you would like you can email ssl (at) arvixe [dot] com and we will be happy to take a look for you.
11 April 2014 12:32 AM
Please clarify my requirements. My web site hosted on your VPS ASP. There is SSL certificate with two SAN: and www.domaincom.
I need to add one more SAN:
What should i do?
Michael Carr
16 April 2014 08:18 AM
You will need to order a new SSL certificate for the sub domain.
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