SSL, Secure Sockets Layer or Transport Layer Security(TLS), is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted(secure) link between a web server and a browser. SSL link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private, secure and integral in order to prevent any type of data-tampering.
Last year, Google announced that HTTPS shall be used as Ranking Signal. It will have direct impact on your site and whether it uses an HTTP or HTTPS protocol.
Google’s latest algorithm update makes SSL certificates more important than ever.
Till now, only 1 percent of search queries were affected but it will have a big impact on any site in near future.
If you’re asking your customers to input their credit card or Paypal information, then you really need a signed certificate. Most people trust the signed certificates and won’t do business over an HTTPS server without one. So if you’re trying to sell something on your website, invest in that certificate. It’s just a cost of doing business.
Why do you need SSL
- You value privacy and expect others to trust you.
- You need to comply with privacy and security requirements.
- You process sensitive data such as address, birth date, license, or ID numbers.
- You have an online store or accept online orders and credit cards.
- You have offices that share confidential information over an intranet.
- Your business partners log in to confidential information on an extranet.
Why buy an SSL Certificate
SSL certificates provide upto 23-256-bit encryption for maximum security of your website visitors data
Boost customer confidence
Many customers actively look for SSL lock icon before handing over sensitive data. Get an SSL certificate to increase your customers trust in your online business.
Better SEO rankings
Google gives higher ranking to websites secured with SSL certificates. Which means SSL certificates are critical if you’re serious about your online business?
Your certificate comes with a Secure Seal that serves as a constant reminder to customers that your site is protected.
1. What is an SSL Certificate?
An SSL Certificate is a digital certificate issued for a domain by a central authority called the Certificate Authority. To be issued an SSL Certificate, you must purchase an SSL Certificate and then go through a verification process conducted by the Certificate Authority.
2. Why should I buy an SSL Certificate?
An SSL Certificate does 2 things: a. Encrypt the information sent from your user’s browser to your website b. Authenticate your website’s identity.
By doing these 2 things, an SSL Certificate protects your customers and in turn increases their trust in your online business. This is especially important if your website requires users to login using passwords or enter sensitive information such as credit card details.
3. Do SSL Certificates work in all browsers?
SSL Certificates are compatible with all major browsers.
4. Can I upgrade my SSL Certificates?
Unfortunately, we don’t support upgrades/downgrades at the moment. If required you can purchase a new certificate and install it on the same web server as the old certificate
5. Do I need technical expertise to set up an SSL Certificate on my website and implement on my website?
Installation of SSL certificate can be done by your hosting vendor but for SSL implementation on your website, you require technical expertise. Yes, we can help you in this.