SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) – is used to protect sensitive and confidential information, such as credit card details, user name and passwords . If the information is not encrypted with an HTTPS/SSL certificate the server can view or store all the sensitive information.
Why Do I Need A SSL Certificate?
Whilst it was not necessary for all websites to have this, Google and other industry leaders are wanting people to have SSL Certificates installed on their websites. As of October 2017 Google Chrome will display “not-secure” messages on your website if you do not have an SSL Certificate installed. If you have an eCommerce site, any sort of payment gateway, have any forms (including search features and inquiry forms) or hold personal details about your stakeholders you need to get one setup.
According to Google HTTPS is one of the ranking signals, so we should implement it to get better rankings.
If you are not sure if this applies to you, give us a call and we can explain it in more detail, and find the right solution for your business.
Buying an SSL Certificate For Your Online Business
This increases customer trust in your business by providing a secure shopping environment. Customers will feel protected when carrying out and completing transactions.
Before buying an SSL certificate, you must decide which type of SSL certification is appropriate for your business. All types of SSL certificates make an encryption when data is transmitted between the online business and your customers’ web browser, to allow transfer of private information.