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What is an SSL Certificate?

An SSL certificate is a tool that creates an encrypted connection between your web server and your visitors’ web browsers. This allows private information like credit card details to transmit without eavesdropping, data tampering, or message forgery.

Why should I get an SSL Certificate?

SSL Certificates can protect your customers’ sensitive information from potential threats, while also keeping your own data more secure. SSL Certificates inspire consumer trust and are proven to increase website conversions by 26%.

How do I get an SSL Certificate?

The process for getting an SSL Certificate set up is easy. Simply click here to get started. It only takes a few minutes to fill out your information, and we take care of it from there.

What is Secure Sockets Layer?

SSL is short for “secure sockets layer,” which is the encryption tool used to protect confidential information that is sent from the visitor to the web server.

What does it mean to be a secure website?

A secure website is indicated by seeing HTTPS in the browser, and an SSL icon like a lock sign or green bar. This reveals the presence of an SSL Certificate on the website, which encrypts information sent by the visitor to the web server.

What does HTTPS mean?

HTTPS stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure. The “S” indicates a secure connection that is provided by an SSL Certificate. You’ll usually see an SSL icon when you visit an HTTPS site as well.

What’s the difference between HTTP and HTTPS?

HTTP stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol. HTTPS stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure. The difference is that HTTP does not encrypt information passed between the server and the browser, while HTTPS does.

What does an SSL Certificate cost?

Our SSL Certificates cover website security, and makes you Google compliant, which covers most website needs, and the cost is just $97 per year.

Do SSL Certificates expire?

Yes. SSL Certificates must be renewed once a year to prevent them from expiring. It is very important to consistently renew your SSL Certificate to maintain a high level of security on your website. However, our service handles the renewal for you, so you can sit back and know your website is protected.

What can happen if I don't get an SSL Certificate?

In 2017, Google announced that websites with any type of login form, contact form, newsletter form, PayPal button, or shopping cart, is required to have an SSL Certificate to be compliant with Google’s standards. Failure to do so, may result in unsecured warnings on your website to potential clients, as well as a drop in rankings in the search engines. It can also lead to hackers, identity theft and phishing scams

How does the process work?

Once you have completed the checkout, you’ll be asked a few questions about your hosting account and which domain name you want secured. Once that information is submitted, your SSL Certificate should be installed and ready between 24-48 hours, depending on when it was submitted. Click here now to get started.

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