What is an SSL Certificate?
SSL stands for “secure sockets layer” and is a form of security for sites that handle sensitive information such as customer names, phone numbers, addresses and credit card numbers. It creates a secure connection between a customer’s web browser and the server of the company they’re interacting with.
What are the benefits of SSL Certificates?
Website looks more professional
SSL on your site shows you are trustworthy. if your website doesn’t have an SSL certificate, it will display a ‘Not Secure’ in the URL bar. Most of the users tend to close the respective browser tab on seeing this message. That’s because we all are looking forward to browsing on safe websites. The verification depth and trust level mostly depend on the type of an SSL Certificate. Domain validation, organization validation and extended validation are three basic kinds of certificates.
Increase website security and protects sensitive information
SSL certificate protects sensitive information like login, passwords, account details and cardholder’s information. With SSL all the information is encrypted before being submitted, and only the web server and the website visitor have personal keys to decode it and recognize it. It protects the information from eavesdropping, man-in-middle-attack and sniffing attacks.
Boost Google ranking
Google cares about security. Since 2014, Google give higher preference to HTTPS websites. That’s why Google updated its algorithm and added HTTPS as a ranking signal. If your website is secured with SSL certificate and web URL starts with a secure HTTPS protocol, then you will get the ranking advantage in search engines.
Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, a body comprising of the biggest card brands in the world has made the use of SSL mandatory for all the merchants accepting online payments. If you don’t, you could land yourself in some serious trouble. That’s why SSL is an absolute must if you accept online payments.
Increase sales & loyalty to your brand
Customers simply don’t want to do business with a company they can’t trust. Providing your customers with security for all of their information and giving them ways to verify that security improves confidence and ensure an amazing buying experience. Online shoppers want to know that their sensitive personal information is safe as it goes through cyberspace, and investing in SSL security is the best way to give them that peace of mind. Visitors who know their information is protected are more likely to keep coming back.
How to get an SSL Cetificate?
EwigHost offers a wide range of SSL Certificates: Domain validation, organization validation and extended validation, to meet any business needs. All our SSL Certificates come with the strongest 256-bit encryption. What’s more, we offer SSL Installation services to your benefit.