Google is marking all websites without an SSL certificate as “Not secure” in their Chrome browser. So you need an SSL certificate for your website no matter what kind of business you have. SSL stands for “Secure Sockets Layer.” It creates a secure connection between your user’s web browser and your website’s server. SSL secured websites operate over the HTTPS protocol instead of HTTP (“S” stands for secure here). You can see what type of connection you are using with a website by looking at the URL bar in your web browser. For example, if you look at it right now you will see https://pruettwebsolutions.com/… This shows that you are using the secured connection protocol while you are connected to our website.
An SSL certificate will build trust in your business for your customers. It shows that you care about keeping your customers’ information secure. If you aren’t using an SSL certificate, it’s much easier for a hacker to capture any information they submit to your website. For example, it’ll be very easy for a hacker to capture a user’s password if the user logs in to your website without using an SSL-secured connection.
Even if you have an SSL certificate installed, customers can still connect to your website if they manually type in http://yourwebsitename.com This is why it is important to force customers to connect using the HTTPS protocol. Your website can be configured to redirect anyone that tries to connect with HTTP to instead connect with HTTPS.
If you don’t have an SSL certificate currently, we can help. Give us a call today at (903) 218-2127 or reach out to us via our contact form here.