If the thought of improving your search engine rankings and offering interest you… then read on! To offer your online visitors better security, you might want to consider obtaining a SSL Security Certificate before the end of July.

So, no more sleepless nights because of the decline in your website visitors. Here are six things you need to know if you haven’t done an SSL upgrade.

What is an SSL Certificate?

Before we give you the low-down on an SSL Security Certificate, firstly let’s debunk what it is. If you are one who always takes note of the nitty-gritties, you would have noticed that some websites start with “http://”. Others start with “https://” and have a green padlock. This nifty lock is the result of an SSL Security Certificate.

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer which establishes an encrypted link between your web server and your visitor’s web browser. In simple terms, this safeguards all the data that’s passed between the two parties remain private and secure.

And then… what is HTTPS and HTTP?

Now, before we get lost in this web jargon… note that the most significant difference between http and https is the SSL Security Certificate. Here’s a quick breakdown of the two:

HTTP which stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol allows for the communication between different systems. Commonly, it’s used to convey data from a web server to a browser. This makes it possible for us to view the web pages. HTTPS stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure.

However, with this system, the information that flows from server to browser is not encrypted and can easily be stolen. Which is why an SSL Security Certificate is required to protect sensitive data like your credit card information and passwords.

How much will SSL Security Certificate cost?

Since not all SSL Security Certificates are the same, their prices also differ. Visit any Certificate Authorities to determine how much you’ll spend for your domain before your click anything! The good news is, if you are running a normal WordPress site, we can provide and install the Security Certificate for a small fee,

 

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