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Netfirms Introduces Direct Purchase and Application of SSL Certificates Via Their Control Panel

January 14, 2010 by  

Web Hosting ToolboxBuffalo, NY – For e-commerce website owners, the application of SSL Certificates on their sites is no longer an option – it’s essential. And today, the developers at leading web hosting provider, Netfirms, are doing their part by introducing seamless purchase and application of SSL Certificates as a standard feature through their Control Panel.

Not long ago, obtaining and applying an SSL certificate was a cumbersome task for the average website owner. It not only required knowledge of how their server works, but also required a certain level of comfort in working ‘under the hood’ of your website. For many, this was a real technology headache that needed to be resolved. However, thanks to their latest innovation, this frustration has now been alleviated for Netfirms customers.


“We’ve always been in the business of providing simple solutions for our clients’ web hosting needs. And clearly, the status quo out there for obtaining SSL certificates was frustrating for most.” says Darius Antia, Chief Technology Officer, Netfirms, Inc. “Here we’ve developed a tool that eliminates the hassle of purchasing from a third-party and automates the task of installing it. Acquiring something as essential as an SSL certificate shouldn’t be difficult.”

Netfirms web hosting customers can now literally click a button that says ‘Add SSL Certificate’ found in their control panel. Here they will be prompted for the domain name, certificate type (currently RapidSSL and GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium are available), and the usual customer information for validation. Netfirms automation will take care of the rest, including application of the SSL certificate to their site. This virtually reduces what was once an arduous process, down to just a few clicks.

SSL Certificates can be purchased from one to five years, starting at just $20/yr, up to 70% less than comparable offerings from competitors. Thanks to scale economies and automation of key processes, Netfirms is consistently able to deliver cutting edge solutions to its small business web hosting customers at low cost.

About Netfirms, Inc.
Launched in 1998, Netfirms Inc. (www.netfirms.com) is a privately owned web hosting company servicing customers worldwide. It currently powers more than 1.2 million websites for a range of customers: small businesses, inventors, innovators, designers, thinkers, and entrepreneurs. Netfirms is committed to developing simple solutions to help them get their ideas online.

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