Why do you need SSL?

Perhaps most of you still wondering why my website need SSL?

SSL functions to encrypt information between a server and a client. It is a link between a web server and a browser to make sure all data that is transmitted is protected and not intercepted by malicious parties.

 

Data protection

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There are many personal and private data such as log in details, credit card information and personal information like identification number , address and telephone numbers. SSL makes sure datas are sent to intended recipients only. This is especially important for those who operates e-commerce sites or even membership sites that handle sensitive information on a daily basis. 

For corporate use, SSL helps to encrypt sensitive information such as email password that are transmitted between the email client (e.g. Outlook) and the email server.  Using security protocol such as SSL/TLS, the email server verifies its identity to the email client by sending a certificate that is trusted by the user’s software, or by a third party trusted by it. Doing so ensures that the email client isn’t sending messages to an imposter. Once the client knows it can trust the server, a key is exchanged between the two, which allows all messages sent and received to be encrypted.

 

Make sure your website is secure

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Having a green padlock on the URL bar assures your site visitor that you are indeed a legit site and not a fraud. Https instead of http may assure the visitors that your site can be trusted.

 

My website does not handle sensitive data, do I still need SSL ?

seo

SSL helps in improving SEO ranking.Google had previously mentioned that secured sites will have higher rankings in the search engine. If you want your site to be noticed and have a higher traffic, you should definitely consider installing SSL.

 

Does SSL reduce the website’s speed?

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Yes, encrypting and decrypting data will indeed consume time and cpu resources, thus slowing the site’s speed. However, you can opt to exclude some of your webpages where SSL is not necessary. In addition, http/2 is here to solve the problem and improve website’s performance even through SSL connection.

 

How to obtain SSL certificate?

1.You may buy an annual SSL certificate from Serverfreak.

2.Purchase a hosting package that is semi-pro or above that comes with free shared SSL.

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