Why is SSL important

This is important because the information you send on the Internet is passed from computer to computer to get to the destination server. Any computer in between you and the server can see your credit card numbers, usernames and passwords, and other sensitive information if it is not encrypted with an SSLcertificate. Unencrypted HTTP is particularly dangerous for login pages, as it could allow an attacker to intercept passwords as they travel across the network.

What does an SSL Certificate do?

An SSL certificate is a bit of code on your web server that provides security for online communications. When a web browser contacts your secured website, theSSL certificate enables an encrypted connection. It’s kind of like sealing a letter in an envelope before sending it through the mail.

Google and SSL

Google has announced that going HTTPS — adding a SSL 2048-bit key certificate on your site — will give you a minor ranking boost. Google says this gives websites a small ranking benefit, only counting as a “very lightweight signal” within the overall ranking algorithm. In fact, Google said this carries “less weight than other signals such as high-quality content.” Based on their tests, Google says it has an impact on “fewer than 1% of global queries” but said they “may decide to strengthen” the signal because they want to “encourage all website owners to switch from HTTP to HTTPS to keep everyone safe on the web.”

Google also said based on their tests for the past few months, the HTTPS signal showed “positive results” in terms of relevancy and ranking in Google’s search results.

 

Chrome and SSL

Chrome is getting serious about websites that don’t use encryption. The next version of Chrome will include a new warning for unencrypted login sites, according to a post today on the Google Security Blog. Chrome 56, which is planned to launch in January 2017, will mark HTTP login pages as “not secure” in a window next to the address bar.

With SSL 

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Without SSL

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Essential SSL

£129.99/Year
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££199/Year
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Wildcard SSL

££349.99/Year
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  • 2048-bit Key Encryption
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Premium EV SSL

£589.99/Year
  • Secure a single domain with advanced validation and highlight your protection to users with a green address bar, for UK companies only.
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  • $500,000 USD Warranty
  • 2048-bit Key Encryption
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  • 99.9% Browser Support
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