When browsing online, have you ever spotted sites starting with HTTPS:// rather than simply HTTP://? You may have noticed it when browsing websites that require sensitive information, like when paying bills. It’s a sign that a website has SSL certification and is secure with any information you leave.
SSL stands for “Secure Sockets Layer,” and it’s standard security tech for sites around the world. SlyFox applies SSL Certificates to all websites built for clients. Here’s what makes it important and why you should trust a professional team to take care of it for your small business!
What Is An SSL Certificate?
SSL Certificates are essential for keeping websites and online transactions secure. These are text files that authenticate the website’s identity and encrypt any transmitted data. Online businesses turn to it to protect sensitive information like usernames, passwords, emails, and credit card numbers from being stolen by hackers.
Customer information has to be kept private and secure, and adding an SSL certificate to a website is the best, simplest, and most cost-effective way of doing so. SSL certification tells users that they are transmitting sensitive information to legitimate online businesses.
Three Types Of SSL Certificate
There are three types of SSL Certification:
The one you need depends on the level of security you want to provide your users. If you’re running a personal blog or a simple corporate website for your small business without online sales, we recommend choosing a simple SSL certificate.
If your business has a digital side with a client area providing email and password, we recommend an OV certificate. If the user can purchase items on your website and offer payment information from credit cards or PayPal along with personal data, we recommend using the EV certificate.
Regardless of the site or experience, many visitors recognize and trust the security SSL certificates offer. For you, this means you have to add the right one for your needs.!
Having commercial or paid SSL certificates installed has many benefits. Paying your hosting company gives you the benefits of back-ups and support right when you need it – which, with something as technical as SSL certification, can be a big deal for small businesses.
SSL installation is a technical process. Most certificates need must be manually installed on the web server in which your domain resides. Most internet users, however, are unfamiliar with what goes into installing this certificate. A professional website developer will make it easy for you to make sense of SSL certificates!
As more small businesses and organizations offer a higher level of online services and transactions, internet security becomes a priority. By choosing SlyFox for your website development and hosting needs, you’re ensuring the proper installation of a new SSL certificate by industry experts who take secure websites seriously!