Do you remember the little padlock that appears next to the website address? Look at our website address at the top of your screen. Here it is. Have you ever wondered what this padlock means and why some websites have it and others do not? Do you have to have it too? Pssst… we’ll tell you a secret. Every business website should have it, but not everyone knows how to get it. Today we will explain to you what the SSL certificate is (because this is what little padlock stands for) and how not to pay for it additionally. Let’s start with a little bit of theory.
What is an SSL certificate
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It is a type of digital certificate that provides authentication for a website and enables an encrypted connection. Why is it important? Because transmission of such data as credit card details, account login information and many more happen every single second all over the world. It happens everywhere and every time. All of this sensitive information has to be encrypted to prevent eavesdropping. With an SSL certificate, data is encrypted prior to being transmitted via Internet. So if you see a little padlock above you know that encrypted data can be decrypted only by the server to which you actually send it. This ensures that the information you submit to websites will not be stolen.
If you have a e-commerce website, such as a UAE brand Sixkros or jewelry online shop Jubilya, SSL certificate is the must have. Our goal is to increase awareness about cyber safety so true us. You shouldn’t (or even you can’t!) run an online business without the activated and reliable SSL certificate. Period.
So why you should get SSL certificate ASAP
The growth of your business is only possible with a foundation of trust. We’ve already mentioned above that SSL certificate allows to create an encrypted channel between the client and the server. It improves security and confidentiality of information. So you secure your data, and (what is also important!) you build a brand based on trust. It gives you reliable protection, customer confidence and more possibilities. If a client sees an SSL certificate aka a padlock he or she has the feeling of online purchases being secure and legitimate.
Gain the trust of your customers by ensuring that the transfer of information on your site is secure and properly protected. Get a padlock on your website now! Check our hosting offer. No matter what plan you are on, with us you get a free SSL certificate for each hosting, so you will easily make your website safe and accessible for every Internet user. Remember: a padlock at the address of the website means better SEO (so your website is higher in a search algorithm) and trust of the visitors. Search for the offers like ours – so the ones which give you SSL certificate compatible with your hosting. Thus, you have one provider who is responsible for both services. Stay safe and be trustworthy. This is what your customers expect.