What are SSL Certificates?

“What’s that Padlock Thingy?” – We have been asked that question many times over the past few years, and it’s more relevant now than it ever has been.

SSL Certificates are fundamental to internet security. They are used to establish an encrypted connection and allow data to be transmitted securely between a browser or user’s computer and a server or website.

Prevent this from happening to your potential customers and visitors to your website.

SSL Certificates helps us establishes a secure connection between a browser and a server, preventing any viruses or security breaches that either party may have from infecting or influencing the connection.
They also encrypt communication to protect sensitive information your visitors or customers provide to you, thereby honouring their privacy and information.
Once your SSL Certificate is installed, it places a padlock next to your web address in the browser making it easy for visitors and potential customers to recognise that your website is safe, secure, and isn’t up to any funny business.
Extended Validation SSL Certificates are able to authenticate an organization’s identity. This means that when a visitor visits your website, your business name or holding company information will be within the SSL Certificate. This is great for companies that have branches, or worldwide offices with many different websites.

Google and Google Chrome are actively warning and blocking users from accessing Non-Secure websites (those without SSL Certification).

Having an SSL Certificate enabled and secured on your website also improves your Search Engine Ranking (SEO) who establishes trust and online security for your website visitors and business.

Google wants to make the web safer and a big part of that involves making sure that the sites people access via Google are secure. That’s why websites using SSL have been shown to benefit from higher ranking in search results.

There are a lot more reasons why you should think about adding SSL to your website:

Encrypt sensitive data
Protect user privacy
Secure online transactions
Activate HTTPS and the lock icon
Prove legitimacy
Increase SEO rank

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That’s why Hostify.co.za offer SSL Certificates to all of our clients hosting solutions at no extra cost.

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