Why get an SSL certificate
SSL is known best by two obvious indicators that pop up in the URL bar when it’s installed: the green padlock and https://. If a visitor sees these two things, they know that their info is being encrypted and they can freely interact with the site without worry.
Going green is never a bad thing, turn your browser bar green, help keep your website and it’s users safe and get a little boast for your Google rankings in the process. What’s not to like..?!
So how can Boom help your business go green..?
Our hosting packages come with Let’s Encrypt™ SSL certificates to give your site a nice boost in both SEO and security – which is great news for your bottom line!
If you are unsure or need any information, give our Ellie a shout, she will be happy to talk you through everything you need to go green 🙂
So why is an SSL important..?
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral”.
An SSL certificate is not expensive with costs for a single site starting at around £120 per year in the UK including set up and configuration – this is important as the SSL certificate is for your domain name and then it must be configured on your web host correctly. Please do ask for help with this if you are unsure of how this process works.
Protecting customers while gaining their trust is an important part of getting the best out of your website, for any business or organisation. A simple and cost effective part of this is to have an SSL certificate for your website.
SSL is the backbone of internet safety. An SSL certificate is essential for protecting your website, even if it is not handling sensitive information like credit card information and passwords. It provides privacy, critical security and data integrity for both your website and your users.
The primary reason an SSL is used is to keep sensitive information sent across the Internet encrypted, so that only the intended recipient can understand it. This is important because the information you send on the Internet is passed from computer to computer to get to the destination server. Any computer in between you and the server may be able to access sensitive information if it is not encrypted with an SSL certificate. When an SSL certificate is used, the information becomes unreadable to everyone except for the server you are sending the information to. This adds an extra tier of protection from hackers and identity thieves and spammers.
In other news…
In addition, from July 2018, Google Chrome, (the most used browser in the UK), began to mark websites without a valid SSL certificate, both on the domain and configured correctly on the web host, as “insecure”. (see example below), definitely something to be avoided!
If you’re worried that your business is not protected, check to see if your website URL, has either HTTP or https If it has the S at the end. Still unsure? That is what we are here for 🙂