Limited Validity (LV) SSL Certificates are valid only for 90 days and do not come with any form of warranty. By comparison premium SSL certificates (DV, OV, EV) all have a minimum validation of 2 years and include warranties. Spotlight Studios have integrated in an automatic renewal system with our Managed Hosting Solution to negate the short validity period and include this as a free option for all our clients.
Domain validated (DV)
Domain Validated (DV) certificates are a fast and simple way to secure your website with industry-standard up to 256-bit encryption. The process of obtaining one of these SSL certificates couldn’t be easier and is usually handled with just a standard email. A file-based authentication method can also be used and is recommended if you have direct access to the server that hosts your domain name.
Organisation validated (OV)
To receive an OV certificate, a CA must validate certain information, including the organization, physical location, and its website’s domain name. This process typically takes a couple of days. OV certificates have a moderate level of trust and are a good option for public-facing websites that deal with less sensitive transactions.
Extended validation (EV)
This type of certificate is a must-have for websites that handle sensitive information. It has the highest level of security and is the easiest to identify. In order to issue an EV certificate, the CA performs an enhanced review of the applicant to increase the level of confidence in the business. The review process includes examination of corporate documents, applicant identity, and third-party database verification.
ALL Manged Hosting Solutions Come with a Free LV SSL Certificate
All Limited Validity (LV) SSL certificates are quickly deployed and offer the same level of encryption and security offered by premium solutions
We believe all websites should be secure by default and there shouldn’t be “hidden costs” to secure communications with your customers. If you operate an E-commerce store or would like to display a warranty based certificate then premium solutions are available.
Just because it’s free/included with our Managed Hosting Solutions this doesn’t make it any less secure. Limited Validity (LV) Certificates are just as secure as paid certificates because of its modern security architecture and techniques.
Without the need for any 3rd Party Verification, your domain will be validated within minutes. No email validations, No renewals (you need to concern yourself with), and No additional payments.
With our auto-renewal process you never have to worry about certificate renewals. The entire process of generating, installing, and renewing SSL certificates is done with Zero involvement from you.