Your website must have a SSL Certificates to be secure
What is SSL Certificates?
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Certificates provide a secure internet connection between you and the website you visit. To make a secure connection the website you visit must have a valid and up to date SSL certificate.
For the benefits of security online, SSL certificates have become necessary for website security and for consumer trust and safety online. SSL certificates prove your ownership of your domain name, display a green padlock icon and a https:// prefix in the browser address bar which shows your website is secure and protected by a trusted SSL certificate, and that your business is legitimate.
Are SSL Certificates Free?
Unfortunetly, no. The tide is turning on this however. Some hosting providers still charge for what is now an essential part of any website. Grannell Web Design provide hosting solutions include SSL Certificates as part of any website hosting package.
Types of SSL Certificates
Domain Validation SSL
Domain Validation certificate proves ownership of your domain name and shows visitors that your website is secure and protected by a trusted SSL certificate. The browser bar of the Internet browser displays a padlock icon and the https:// prefix in the URL address.
Organization Validation SSL
Organization Validation certificates proves the validity of your organization or business in addition to proving that you have ownership of your domain name. Like with Domain Validation, visitors to your website are shown that your website is secure and protected by a trusted SSL certificate. Internet browser bar displays a padlock icon and the https:// prefix in the URL of the website you visit.
Extended Validation SSL
Extended Validation certificates is a more advanced type of SSL. It shows that your business is legitimate and displays your business name in green address bar in addition to the padlock icon and https:// prefix. Additionally, this certificate proves the validity of your organization or business and ownership of your domain name.