What is an SSL Certificate?

Digital certificates serve as the backbone of internet security.
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates, sometimes called digital certificates, are used to establish an encrypted connection between a browser or user’s computer and a server or website. The SSL connection protects sensitive data, such as credit card information, exchanged during each visit, which is called a session, from being intercepted by non-authorized parties.


Why would I need an SSL Certificate?

An SSL Certificate protects your visitor’s sensitive information such as credit card information, usernames, passwords etc or simply when they fill out a form on your website.

It also:

  • Keeps data secure between visitors and your web page.
  • Increases your Google Rankings.
  • Builds/Enhances customer trust.
  • Improves conversion rates.

Google & SSL

Google has been contacting webmasters and telling them that Chrome will mark normal HTTP pages that contain regular Contact forms as ‘NOT SECURE’.

So from a ranking perspective,
Google will only show your site in their results if you have an SSL Certificate in place.

What Do I Need To Do?

SSL Certificates are not as expensive as they were 2 or 3 years ago,
However, there is still a piece of work in making sure your website operates correctly
with the new security in place.

We can provide you with an SSL Certificate and ensure a seamless crossover from HTTP to HTTPS.