An SSL Certificate is a must for every company website these days. The main reason is security, but there are other important reasons too.
First let’s clear up the tech jargon: SSL means Secure Socket Layer. Another word that means the same thing is HTTPS, or Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. These are long ways of talking about encryption, which ensures customer details typed into a company website are kept private. The data is protected as it moves from point A to point B.
Let’s dive deeper to understand why every online business needs this kind of security:
HTTPS means the same thing as SSL. The full tech terms are quite a mouthful: Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, and Secure Socket Layer. But what it all adds up to is encryption protection.
All encrypted websites have the ‘https://’ and padlock icon in most browsers. If you only see ‘http://’, it means the connection between your browser and the website you’re accessing is not secured.
Encryption security is what protects the information people type in on websites, from their email address to their credit card details when shopping. That’s why Google flags sites that don’t have an SSL Certificate as ‘Not Secure’.
SSL Certificates used to be a luxury, an added extra that you could do without when trying to cut website costs. Then around 2017 things started changing. Today, an SSL is essential for any website. This is not marketing hype, it’s just plain fact.
SSL is short for Secure Socket Layer encryption. Here’s why it’s so important for websites:
You may have noticed that some websites are flagged as ‘Not Secure’ when you type their domain name into your browser. Since 2017, there have been rumbles about Google doing this.
Then in February 2018 they made an official announcement about “strongly advocating” HTTPS encryption. Let’s look at what this is all about.
Going incognito online is not about being shady. There are many good reasons to conceal your identity. You might want to keep your data safe from hackers, or bypass government censorship. You may simply want to browse privately so your friends don’t tease you, like maybe having a secret fascination with unicorns! The point is that most people will want to be anonymous at times. This guide explores your options, with tips to overcome hurdles along the way.
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The security of your website is one of the most important things to keep in mind. An SSL certificate is vital for protecting your website from possible threats. It encrypts each session, including logins, payments and other sensitive data sent back and forth.