Securing Your Website
Google Chrome has been reporting websites as “Dangerous or Untrusted” if there is no security certificate.
What is a security certificate?
Security Certificates (SSL) are small data files that associate an encryption key with the details of an organization. When installed on a web server, it enables lock and https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser.
What does SSL mean?
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is the standard security technology used to establish an encrypted connection between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data transmitted between the web server and the browsers remain private and complete.
How can I say that I have one?
Your website will have an https in front of an https at the top of the URL in the title/address bar. It is also displayed as “safe” with a lock in the location/title bar if it is safe.
How much does it cost to have one?
The cost of the SSL certificate depends on the type you receive. The average cost of buying and installing SSL is probably around $ 150 a year. It must be renewed every year. However, we can do it for a one time fee of $250 for Life.
So all I have to do is activate and it’s done?
You must also convert the images from your website, your links and your main files to https to secure the site. This takes time so by hiring a professional like Local SEO Boss we can make sure your site is completely secured.
Do I need a security certificate?
If you collect sensitive information on your website (credit cards, social security contributions, etc.), you will usually need a purchased security certificate.
When will it take effect?
It’s already has started, Chrome will post security alerts on untrusted or dangerous websites.