Website Security SSL

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is used to encrypt a connection to a website. You’ll be used to seeing a padlock in the address bar for secure sites, possibly green areas of the address bar too, depending upon the type of security¬†in use.

Back in 2014 Google announced that they would start improving the ranking of websites that used SSL. There are a range of SSL certificates available depending upon the use required. For a basic website such as this, just a basic certificate can be used. For a commercial website a certificate with a higher warranty, trust level and security level would be required.

Certificates can be purchased from various suppliers. Make sure that you research the providers thoroughly.

Let’s Encrypt is a new SSL issuing organisation, where the certificates¬†are free. This website uses such a certificate.

SiteGround offer a free SSL certificate with their web hosting. They also provide a smooth integration of Let’s Encrypt to do all the hard work for you.

If you are looking for a new website or to update you current website, make sure you enquire about SSL.

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