What is SSL & SSL Certificates?
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) enables data encryption on the Internet. It is used to protect communications between web browsers and servers. To be able to create an SSL connection a web server requires an SSL Certificate.
SSL Certificates are data files that encrypt information to and from your website and helps web site users confirm the owner of a website. They are installed on your website’s server and it allows secure connections from a web server to a browser.
What does it mean for your website?
Having an SSL Certificate installed on your website means that when you login to your website, update your website, send/receive emails, that all of this data is encrypted and helps prevents your information from being spied upon. Not only does it provide piece of mind for you but it also improves your customer’s confidence in using your website. With Google preferring websites that use SSL, your website’s Google rankings may also improve.
To see if a website is operating over SSL, look for the padlock in your web browser and the https:// prefix should be in the URL address.
Does it cost extra?
No. Installing and updating SSL certificates are all a part of our web hosting packages. With hosting packages starting from $11/month (incl GST) it’s assuring to know your website is not only cost-effective but also more secure for you and your customers.
Contact us for more information on how we can help you with your website today!
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