Of course, it’s essential that you have a well designed and visually appealing website. But let’s look at something else you can do to get your website ready for more traffic – installing an SSL Certificate.
SSL In a Nutshell
For those of you who don’t already know, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is about encryption security. It shows up as the padlock icon and https:// you see in browsers when you type in a domain name. HTTPS is the abbreviation for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure.
When you activate an SSL Certificate on your website, it kicks in to encrypt the connection between the web server and the client. This means all the data transferred between your website and the person accessing it is locked down with encryption. Encryption makes sure the information traveling between these two points is scrambled so that only the endpoints can access the data.
What it all boils down to is data protection.
Trust The Site Your Visiting
If your website doesn’t have an SSL certificate, it will display a Not Secure message in the URL bar on Google Chrome, Safari and many other browser types.
With an SSL certificate intsalled, your customers will see visuals like a lock icon and green address bar that indicates well-trusted encryption is in use. Customer will see that on your website and will be assured that their information is safe.
When Do You NEED to Worry About SSL?
An SSL certificate is only really required on your site when gathering sensitive information. For example if when your site provides purchases. In this case we will ensure that you have an SSL certificate installed and will have already talked to you about this service.
However, it’s a good idea to have an SSL Certificate installed on your site regardless of if you gather sensitive information or not. In the current age of hacker-paranoia, a little extra security is always something that will be welcomed by your visitors. Some people may see the Site Not Secured message at the top of your site and immediately leave. An SSL certificate gives your visitors peace of mind knowing that they can browse your site safely.
How Do I Get An SSL Certificate on My Site?
Contact Us Today to get pricing for an SSL certificate. It takes less than an hour to install and we will have your site running securely as fast as possible.