Why I need an SSL certificate
Posted on / by Justin Widdop / in Blog

Does Your Website Have an SSL Certificate?

Google do like to keep us all on our toes so you may or may not have heard about Google and their recent changes with regards having an SSL certificate on your website. To cut a long story short…

If you don’t have an SSL certificate installed on your website, then Google will flag up your website as ‘not secure’.

It goes without saying this is not good news if you don’t have one.

So, what is an SSL Certificate?

The official term is:

SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organisations details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser.

In plain English…

An SSL keeps details that can be inputted into websites such as credit card numbers, contact details safe.

Do I need one?

You are not breaking the law if you don’t have an SSL certificate BUT it’s good practice to have one. The last thing you need is your website flashing up as not secure when a potential client visits to find out more about you. So in conclusion, if people are inputting their details or information into your website keep their data and your reputation in good hands and get an SSL certificate installed without delay.

 

Need help with an SSL certificate? Just get in touch here.

 

Choose Purple design and build websites for a range of clients across the UK. Based in Worksop, home of the famous Robin Hood, we are here to help you grow your business through the power of online.

 

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About Justin Widdop

Justin is the Managing Director of Choose Purple, a design and digital marketing agency located in the heart of the UK. You can connect with him on Twitter @choosepurpleltd.