Most people on the internet would think their personal details are safe and no one else would be able to get to them. This is correct, as long as the site you’re using has an SSL Certificate!
Any websites without the SSL certificate will have ‘http‘ before their URL. While those with a certificate will show ‘https‘ in browsers. Every website owner should think about bolstering their site security. Without SSL, your website visitors and customers are at higher risk of being having their data stolen.
What is an SSL Certificate?
An SSL/TLS certificate is displayed for websites in the forms of a padlock icon in the address bar, a green bar, and a URL that starts with https://. Behind the scenes, this means that any information passed between the server and a visitor’s web browser is securely encrypted.
A secure connection is vital for any website that requests or stores personal information such as contact details or payment information. SSL/TLS is the globally recognised standard for secure data encryption between server and browser. All our SSL certificates are provided and verified by leading security experts Let’s Encrypt and GeoTrust.
Worth Having for any Website
An SSL certificate not only signals trust and authority to your website visitors, it also helps protect them when browsing your website. Search engines such as Google have openly stated that they view an SSL certificate as a mark of trust and that having one can directly improve your search engine rankings.
Furthermore, research has shown that a valid SSL certificate reduces abandoned baskets, increases sales, and makes people more confident about shopping with you. It’s a must-have when you’re selling online.