A few years ago, SSL certificates were costly and mainly used for eCommerce websites and sites that collected any sensitive information. Over the last few years costs have dropped to more affordable prices or even free through services such as Let's Encrypt, a non-profit who's mission is to create a more secure and privacy-respecting Web by promoting the widespread adoption of HTTPS.
What Is HTTPS?
HTTPS stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure and it encrypts the data going between your website and your user. This is handy for keeping login information, credit card data and other sensitive information away from hackers.
Why Should I switch to HTTPS?
There are 3 main reasons why you should make this switch
- It protects your visitors browsing activity & data
- It can help with SEO. Google ranks HTTPS (secure) sites better than HTTP (insecure) sites.
- Browsers are now warning users when they visit a site that does not have HTTPS if there's a login on the page.
Setting up and configuring your website to work with HTTPS can be a little daunting if you're not sure what you're doing. If you need any help or guidance, please contact us. We would love to help you.