WHY DOES MY WEBSITE NEED AN SSL CERTIFICATE?
What is HTTPS?
HTTP is the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and any website that you connect to – HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP and signifies that communications between your browser and that website are encrypted. HTTPS protocol is achieved through the purchase and installation of a security certificate – SSL In the past https was only required for sites exchanging sensitive information eg processsing credit card details, and therefore most other sites used http by default. That situation has now changed and new sites will be https by default. Businesses with older sites will need to look at upgrading from http to https.
Why should I move to HTTPS?
- adding an SSL certificate makes your site more secure and gives data integrity*
- an SSL certificate gives users more peace of mind and trust*
- adding an SSL certificate on your site will give you a minor ranking boost*..