RapidSSL SSL certificate

The least expensive, fully trustworthy SSL certificate in our portfolio which, thanks to Domain Validation (DV), can be obtained and deployed in a few minutes. A certificate from the same certificate authority, RapidSSL, is a "Low authenticated" certificate containing just domain information, without no further details.

  • Issued in a couple of minutes
  • Trustworthy for 99.9% of browsers
  • 30-day money-back warranty
  • Free certificate reissue
  • The least expensive SSL certificate
  • 1-3 year validity
  • RapidSSL Site Seal
  • $10,000 Netsure warranty
  • Customer support in English

Recommended certificate usage

We recommend using this certificate for projects where it is important to obtain the certificate quickly, achieve efficient security and get a bargain. It can be used in virtually every field requiring SSL communication, mostly in Intranet use, internal systems or for smaller website projects, where there's no need to validate the organization for which the SSL certificate was issued.
If a user-friendly approach and a higher level of guarantee play a vital role, we recommend using an EV certificate (Extended Validation) or one of the OV certificates (Organization Validation).

RapidSSL price list

1 year 2 years 3 years Order
Price per year / CA / you save
£14.00 / $59 / 76.3%
£11.50 / $99 / 76.8%
£10.00 / $149 / 79.9%
Price per year / CA / you save
£14.00 / $59 / 76.3%
£11.50 / $99 / 76.8%
£10.00 / $149 / 79.9%

Prices listed excl. VAT.

  • Certificate detail
  • More domain support (SAN/UC)
  • Validation and issuance time
  • Validity and renewal

Displaying the certificate in a browser

All these certificates are fully trustworthy and website visitors are not bothered by any messages about untrustworthiness. In a web browser, the information about secured communication is displayed in the address bar by the lock icon and by the letter "s" next to the http protocol. By clicking the lock you can verify the site operator and the certificate publisher. More information about displaying the certificate in a browser.

displaying the certificate in a browser
displaying the certificate in a browser

More domain support

SSL certificates secure only one domain determined in advance, which cannot be changed during the validity period. Therefore it is important to choose the correct name corresponding to the website you want to secure with the SSL certificate.
On the other hand, if the order is aimed at a second-level domain with www (e.g. www.sslmarket.co.uk), theSSL certificate works even for the domain without www (e.g. sslmarket.co.uk). In such cases SAN technology is used and the domain without www is added to the certificate free of charge. This feature is not supported in other combinations (e.g.www.test.sslmarket.co.uk).

Validation method

The SSL certificate issuing process means sending an email message to a previously selected domain email address from the SSL certificate request (admin, administrator, hostmaster, webmaster, postmaster), or to the domain owner‘s e-mail address (from the domain register; for a UK domain, the NIC.UK register). You can simply confirm every detail about the requested SSL certificate in the received message and the verification process is finished and, in turn, the SSL certificate is issued and sent to the technical contact of the customer.

Certificate issuance time

If you enter the correct CSR file to your order and make the payment, your SSL certificate will be issued automatically in a couple of minutes.

Note: In rare cases, the issuance can be delayed due to one of the following reasons:

  • the authority performs a random security check of verified certificates and this can delay DV certificate issuance until the check (performed by an authority employee) is finished.
  • The domain for which the certificate is ordered contains a forbidden word (e.g. bank) or phrase, or a name protected by a trademark (e.g. Facebook, large enterprise or corporation names). In this case, the authority can carry out additional applicant verification or reject the certificate order.
  • The owner´s email address which is to be sent the verification message can't be automatically determined

If the certificate is not issued in the above-mentioned standard time, feel free to contact our Customer Support, which will help you to resolve the problem.

Certificate validity

The SSL certificate is valid from the date its validation is finished and the certificate is issued. The validity period runs from this date for the period (of years) selected in the SSL certificate order.

Certificate reissue

You can have your certificate reissued (if, for example, you delete your private key) any time and for FREE, if necessary. To successfully reissue the certificate it is necessary to supply a new CSR file which contains the same data as the original order.

Certificate renewal (RENEW)

SSL certificate renewal process can be started 90 days before the end of the validity period. Do not worry about losing the remaining time of the certificate validity. This period will be added to the renewed certificate and the unused days will be rounded up to months. The remaining period can be added only when you order the SSL certificate renewal and pay for it at least 17 days before expiration.

Certificate seal display

Information about security on your website can be supported by displaying the seal generated by the RapidSSL certificate authority. It is a dynamic image from which the user can immediately recognize that the site is secured by an SSL certificate. By clicking the seal, it is possible to verify all the information about the certificate authority and SSL certificate validity. You can select one of three graphic variants of the seal. We strongly recommend using the seal on your website!

RapidSSL seal

A Complete Overview of the Rapidssl Certificates We Offer

SSL certificate Prices from
Price RapidSSL Validation Support
Issuance time
RapidSSL £10 $49 DV NO 2 minutes 1-3 BuyDetail
RapidSSL Wildcard £91.67 $199 DV NO 2 minutes 1-3 BuyDetail