SSL Certificates

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Protect private data with strong encryption

Increase customer trust and conversions

Avoid getting flagged as “Not Secure”

Don’t get labeled “Not secure” by Google

Visitors are automatically warned now if a website is “Not Secure” when it hasn’t implemented an SSL certificate. Websites tagged as “Not Secure” by Chrome, Firefox and other browsers have been shown to scare potential customers away, impacting both revenue and reputation. An SSL certificate not only shows that your website is secure, it also independently validates your identity online. Get a trusted SSL in place, and for you and your visitors.

How SSL Works

An SSL certificate encrypts information that is sent to, and received by, your website so it cannot be viewed and/or intercepted by third parties. Here’s how the secure connection is established.

    When a visitor comes to an SSL secured website, its browser will request the server to identify itself. The server, in return, sends back its SSL certificate information.
    Next, the browser will confirm the validity of the SSL certificate and then send back a one-time encryption key for a secure session.

The server uses its private key to decrypt the session key it was provided, and establishes a secure, encrypted connection. Once the connection is complete, the padlock icon and HTTPS prefix will appear in the visitor’s browser. SSL Certificate. Free

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an SSL certificate?

SSL Certificates perform two core functions for websites and their visitors – encryption and identity validation – and both are essential to gaining trust and, ultimately, conversions.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is the technology security protocol for data encryption and authentication. An SSL Certificate employs this technology to carry out two core functions:

  1. It authenticates the identity of your website to visiting browsers, validating your domain or organization for website visitors
  2. It encrypts the information visitors send to, or receive from, your website

When an SSL certificates is installed on a website, a secure link is created between the server and a visitor’s web browser – indicated by the HTTPS prefix and the lock icon in the browser bar – to ensure that all data passed between the server and browser stays private. This keeps all the information exchanged between you and your website visitors safe from data thieves.

The other major function of an SSL certificate is identity authentication. Website visitors today increasingly want to know who they are connecting to online — and if they’re legitimate. SSL Certification Authorities use a variety of authentication methods, to visitors can have confidence in your online identity.

What is the difference between HTTP and HTTPS?

HTTP has been the accepted standard since 1997 and was the traditional way to serve up a website, even though it didn’t provide a secure connection. When you install an SSL certificate, your website will be served up using HTTPS (HTTP + SSL) instead of HTTP, indicating an encrypted connection.

Do I need an SSL Certificate for a basic blog or brochure website?

Until recently, basic websites or blogs that did not have text forms of any kind could pass without an SSL certificate. That will change in 2018. Browsers are making HTTPS, or encrypted connections, a requirement for all webpages, not just e-commerce sites and sites with text input fields or forms. After July 1 2018, webpages serving unencrypted HTTP connections will trigger a “Not Secure” warning for visitors using Chrome, and it is expected that the other major browsers will follow suit. With Chrome holding 58% of current browser market share, it’s important that all websites implement SSL and HTTPS to not only maintain visitor trust, but also prevent abandonment and bounces triggered by “Not Secure” warnings.

Will my SSL Certificate be compatible with all browsers?

Browser compatibility or browser ubiquity refers to how many browsers will recognize an SSL certificate and properly display its trust indicators. The higher the browser ubiquity of an SSL certificate, the more browsers that recognize and accept it. The major browsers include Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, Opera, Netscape, and AOL. All of the Certificate Authorities browsers.

What is encryption?

Encryption is the basis of secure web communications. The process turns “plain text” into “cipher text” to scramble data so it’s not readable by anyone except the intended party. Historically, most websites have been served over HTTP or Hypertext Transfer Protocol which has one glaring flaw—it’s not secure. Any information transmitted via an HTTP connection is easy to steal. Given that today we share all sorts of sensitive information online—including addresses, login IDs, passwords, credit card numbers and more—the browser community has pushed for the entire web, not just e-commerce sites, to be encrypted. Encryption is enabled via an HTTPS connection.

Will You Transfer My Existing Websites From My Old Web Host?

Yes, we’ll transfer your website for free within the first 30 days. If you require transfers outside of this window, we can do it for a fee, or provide you with resources on how to do this yourself.

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