SSL Certificates

Leaseweb offers several SSL certificates in order to secure your website or other services. A wide range in certificates can be purchased from us. Below you can find a list with the pricing of the certificates. The validation options that we provide for each of the SSL certificates are: Domain validated, Organization validated or Extended validation.


Standard SSLPrice in €Multi DomainPrice in €Wildcard SSLPrice in €
PositiveSSL DV12Sectigo EV210Positive SSL DV84
InstantSSL OV54Sectigo UCC75Premium SSL OV270
PremiumSSL OV78PositiveSSL MDC15

Sectigo EV120

Let's Encrypt (only for Linux web hosting)


What is the difference between Domain (DV), Organization (OV) and Extended (EV) validation?

DV: Quickest verification process b, cheaper, a secure feeling for the visitors of the website. For this certificate the domain

OV: Longer verification process, expensive, an increasingly secure feeling for the visitors of the website over DV.
During the verification process a questionnaire is send to the organization with questions like 'what is the address of the organization'. Only if all this information matches the SSL application the certificate will be provided. OV certification is often used when bank transfers or payments are part of the website.

EV: The highest form of verification, leading to a green address bar, and in most browsers the company name is highlighted.
During the verification process company details are requested and strictly checked. Checks with the Chamber of Commerce are common and a phone call is made for verification.

Does your business require a Wildcard SSL certificate?

If the website that has to be secured is using subdomains that require the security of the SSL as well, it is advised to use a Wildcard SSL. Without Wildcard a unique SSL certificate has to be used for every subdomain.

How can I request a Let's Encrypt certificate for my website?

Let's Encrypt is only supported at our Linux web hosting platform. If you would like to have it enabled for your website, please submit a ticket in the Customer Portal.

How can I order SSL certificates with Leaseweb?

Our Customer Care team is happy to assist you with ordering and installing an SSL certificate on our webhosting platform. You can contact us by opening a ticket under Support from the Customer Portal.

Please, inform us which domain it is for and which SSL certificate you would like to purchase. 

How can I add my own SSL certificate to my Leaseweb domain?

Perform the following tasks to create a CSR:

The best way is to use the openssl toolkit. 

  1. Connect to your server by using an SSH connection.
    In order to use the toolkit you need to have root privileges.
  2. Go to the folder you wish to save your CSR and Private key. For example:

    cd /etc/ssl/certs
  3. Use the following command to create the SHA1 RSA key and CSR. Replace leaseweb_com with the domain you wish to create the certificates for.

    openssl req -utf8 -nodes -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout www_leaseweb_com.key -out www_leaseweb_com.csr
  4. You will now have to answer a few questions. Note that these questions are important for requesting your SSL certificate. The following information should be provided:

    CSR detailExplanationExample
    Country nameThe country your organization is legally incorporatedNL
    State or province nameThe state or province your organization is legally incorporatedNoord Holland
    Locality NameThe city your organization is legally incorporatedAmsterdam
    Organization NameYour company nameLeaseweb
    Organizational Unit Name Your departments nameMarketing
    Common NameThe fully qualified domain name (FQDN)

    Email address and passwords are not necessary during the creation. You can enter when it is blank.

  5. Use the 'cat' command to read the CSR or the private key.

    cat www_leaseweb_com.csr
    cat www_leaseweb_com.key