Why you need an SSL certificate

Security should be one of your top priorities

Safe and secure websites are good for both small business growth, and the customers they serve.

Unfortunately, we live in a world where hacks and data breaches are commonplace.

But there are many things you can do to keep your website and your customers protected.

Whether you’re processing payments or capturing email addresses, migrating an http site to an https site is more important than ever.

Thankfully, this is a simple thing to do. All you need is an SSL certificate.

What is SSL and how does it work

SSL stands for secure sockets layer.

This layer encrypts data as it travels between web browsers (consumers) and web servers (where websites are stored).

This way hackers have a harder time intercepting information while it’s being transmitted.

The added layer of encryption isn’t a guaranteed safeguard. But it certainly helps.

Locking your customer’s data is one of the most important things you can do to help your digital store front attract the visitors it deserves.

While there are many different types of SSL certificates, most sites only need a standard certificate.

SSL helps with SEO

Tech giants like Google know the importance of cybersecurity.

The goliath search engine announced that HTTPS (or having an SSL certificate) was a positive ranking factor in 2014.

Google also warned us in 2017 that it would stamp warning signs in Chrome on any site with data-collection forms that didn’t also have an SSL certificate.

Free standard SSL certificates

Even if your website isn’t collecting sensitive data, you should be known for protecting your customers’ privacy.

This’ll help you gain trust in the digital marketplace, where safety is now a primary concern.

We started migrating all our clients from http to https for free as far back as 2006.

And we continue to offer a free standard SSL-certificate to all our new web hosting clients.

Our hosting plans offer so much more than free SSL certificates

While we take the extra step to encrypt all our clients’ sites, we never let that impact performance speeds.

Our clients can tell you that our hosting plans, while affordable, also offer some of the fastest page load speeds in our price point.

We also keep any plugins or extensions updated—another important security measure.

And our servers are SSD (solid state drives).

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Safeguard your business

We know how important it is for you to build lasting relationships with your clients.

We’re a small business that prides itself on our stellar reputation.

Our company’s culture is driven by one thing: protecting our clients’ business investments.

We believe digital marketing should pay for itself, and then some.

You work hard to keep your website running the way it should.

Don’t let all that hard work be vulnerable to hackers.

It’s good for customers. And its good for growth.

Contact us now for a free consultation.