SSL Certificates; It’s one of those techy buzz-word phrases that is often over-complicated and a daunting thought for many.
For the very most part, SSL’s needn’t be complicated – they are simply an add-on to your website.
Below are some common frequently asked questions, which should clear up what SSL’s are, what they do and why you (and your business) need one!
A. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer.
A. SSL’s encrypt data, inputted by the user to your site – keeping the data (which could be card details etc) safe and encrypted from hackers or other malicious intercepters. Data is encrypted (put into unreadable format/scrambled) after the user enters the data and then sent to the intended recipient. When the data reaches the intended recipient, it is then unscrambled/decoded and stored safely.
A. When a site is using SSL, the URL (the link in the address bar) will change from being ‘http://’ to ‘https://’. You may also notice a green padlock icon appear, shown in the picture.
The Benefits of SSL Certificates…
There’s a number of benefits that come from having an SSL Certificate. Generally, websites that are secured by an SSL Certificate have:
- Credibility – SSL’s are a sign of a trusted business.
- Better ranking by Google – SSL’s are now part of Google’s ranking algorithm.
A. It’s pretty simple! Click here to order your certificate and the we’ll take care of the rest!
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