What an SSL Certificate Means to You

Posted July 6, 2019
What an SSL Certificate Means to You

Is Your Website Secure?

When look at your website, is there a padlock in the left of your search bar? This padlock shows your website can be trusted and it is safe for customers to enter both their personal and payment information. This layer of protection protects private payment information such as usernames, passwords and other sensitive data entered into your website.

What is an SSL Certificate?

The S is not silent! The S means secure and is a vital component to have a trustworthy site that users feel safe using. SSL is an acronym that stands for Secure Sockets Layer. An SSL certificate is comprised of your domain name, company information and expiration date. This certificate must be renewed annually through a link sent to your email.

How Do I Know if I Need an SSL Certificate?

Do you sell products?
SSL Certificates encrypt customers’ credit card and billing information. Making it next to impossible for their information to be hacked or stolen.

Do you offer memberships?
Your members will be accessing their membership through emails, names and passwords. Frankly, the information they use on your site they might use on other sites too. SSL Certificates allow you and your members to avoid potential security breaches. SSL protects information from being intercepted, stolen or altered.

How Do I Get an SSL Certificate?

You must have access to the original email address used to register your domain name. Usually, a personal email address through another email service. You can’t register your domain name with an email address through your domain name. For the SSL to be issued you must approve the request to verify that you control YourDomainName.com OR Pre-approved standard email address: webmaster@yourdomainname.com or admin@yourdomainname.com An approval email will be sent to these email addresses and the link must be clicked on to approve the SSL before it can be installed.

SSL Certificates are cost effective and Google stated adding the S in HTTPS adds a minor ranking boost to your website which adds SEO value to your website.

Have questions regarding the security of your website or looking to add an SSL Certificate? Contact the experts at JET Advertising today!