Recently, more and more website owners are thinking of setting up an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate on their website. When installed on a website server, an SSL certificate is used to encrypt the traffic between the web server which host your website and the browsers of your users.
When you browse any website with a web address that start with http://, the browser will send all the information to the web server in open text. For example, your user id and password are broadcast all over the internet in clear and understandable text, especially if you log into the administration panel of your WordPress. Thus, anyone visiting your site and observing traffic on your site could potentially obtain your user id and password.
But you can avoid this risk, if you have correctly set up an SSL on your web server. The URL of your page will become https:// where “s” stands for “secure” and all the data on your site which is transferred back and forth is encrypted. This is particularly helpful when you have stored any private data on your site, such as information of your client’s credit card information.
There are a number of websites that are only informational and don’t actually do any selling products online. So, why would these websites need an SSL certificate?
If you decide to take the help of your professional web support to set up an SSL cert, it can cost you a few hundred dollars and a little bit of effort. However, there are a number of tempting reasons which may make you interested in setting up an SSL cert. There are:-
Google has made it important to set up an SSL as it uses this as one of the factors to rank a website. It has backed away from all the common SEO factors such as links. But Google demands a website be mobile-responsive, secure and quick (with small graphics), in order to ensure complete security of their users.
If your business sells online and your site’s URL is not encrypted, there are increased chances that someone can snag your user id and password. This way they can get access to your CMS (Content Management System). And the worst thing is that it will be quite simple to get your WordPress login id, if you have not changed the login alias.
Many people opt to use browsers having a small green padlock which is a sign of trust. Some of the website owners are also getting pushback from their potential users as they are not interested in scheduling interacting or scheduling online appointments with websites who don’t have a green padlock.
Setting up an SSL cert on site is an easy process. You have to only change your web address to https:// after installing SSL cert. Here we have given some important steps involved in the process of setting up a SSL:
Never avoid to check the SSL certificate reviews before buying. At A1dezine, we offer help from the initial obtaining of a certificate to all the technical support required to install the SSL certificates. Contact us for the help.