How to order a SSL certificate

FIRSTLY – if you host with us Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates are included and pre-installed on all our hosting packages. The certificate is automatically configured with the hosting package and no further registration is required. HTTPS is active by default.

WHAT TYPE OF VALIDATION IS IT?
These are Domain Validation (DV) certificates that validate the domain name against registry records and offer the same validation and encryption as all other DV certificates, such as Thawte123 SSL. They are suitable for websites but do not support SSL mail.

HOW DO I ORDER A SSL CERTIFICATE?
You can order an Organisational Validation (OV) or Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates directly from your choice of the following Certification Authorities, and we will install the certificate for you:

– Comodo
– Geotrust/RapidSSL
– Godaddy
– Digicert
– Symantec
– Entrust

How to order my SSL Certificate?

1. Contact us for your CSR

WHAT IS CSR:
A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is an encrypted message that includes your specific information which you need to provide to the Certificate Authority (CA) to request your SSL/TLS certificate.

WHAT INFO DO WE NEED TO GENERATE THE CSR?
Common name e.g. www.example.com (important: please confirm if this includes the www’s) or mail.example.com
Certificate Authority (CA) e.g. Thawte
Certificate Type e.g. Thawte Web Server
Correct domain ownership details must be used for the CSR generation.

  • We require the following detail for domain ownership:
    – Organisation: (NB. The full legal entity name)
    – City:
    – State/Province:
    – Country:
    – Email:

Note: This information needs to be correct or else your SSL certification will fail. This process applies for both new certificates and renewals

We will mail you the CSR. This looks like a block of random text.

2. Order your certificate with your CA of choice

STEP 1
Go to the website of your Certification Authority (CA) and order or renew your certificate online, making sure to provide the same details that you provided us for your CSR.
STEP 2
The final step will require you to copy and paste the CSR text in your application. The CA will then contact you by telephone and/or by email for authentication.

3. How to Install your certificate?

Once your certification is complete, your certificate will either be mailed to you or be available for download from the CA website.
Mail the certificate to admin@waveriders.co.za and we will install it for you.

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