Do I need an SSL Certificate for my website?

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You may have noticed a green padlock symbol (or a warning about the lack of!) in some websites’ address bars…

Websites with the secure, green padlock symbol have been marked by your browser as ‘secure‘ because they contain an SSL certificate.

What is an SSL Certificate, and why do I need one?

  • Our SSL Certificates provide secure https:// browsing,
  • Browser padlock: Visitors will see the universally-recognised padlock in their browser bar, showing that they are viewing a site over a secure connection,
  • Rank higher in Google: Google favours secure sites, so installing an SSL can help improve your rankings, helping potential customers to discover your site,
  • Browser warnings: Web browsers, especially Google Chrome, let users know when a site isn’t secure. An SSL takes care of that, ensuring your website avoids browser warnings,
  • eCommerce: SSL is a must for eCommerce websites. If you’re taking payments on your website, SSL is non-negotiable.
  • The certificates utilise SHA-2 256-bit encryption and 2048-bit signing algorithm – the same type used by businesses and governments around the world to keep their data protected,
  • SHA-2 and 2048-bit encryption.

It’s important to protect your brand:

  • Protect your customers,
  • Protect your company,
  • Protect your rankings.

Secure private information: An SSL certificate shows that you care about the safety of your customers. So new visitors will be comfortable to buy from you,

Boost conversion rates: By displaying a padlock in the browser window, you show visitors that you are a company that can be trusted,

Boost trust: We will install and configure your certificate, quickly and efficiently.

What’s more:

Google have announced that as of October 2017: Google Chrome will start marking HTTP pages (which contain forms) as “NOT SECURE.” In July 2018, Google will release version 68 of Chrome, that will mark every HTTP website as “NOT SECURE.”

For more information, take a look at what Wikipedia has to say, or download our SSL Certificates PDF.

Email Arran to discuss the SSL Certificate for your website.