If your website collects payment information from visitors, or even personal information, it’s best practice (and in most cases the law) to install an SSL certificate on your website. This is beneficial for two reasons:
- It enables a secure connection between your website and your client’s web browser so that all information that is passed between them is encrypted and secure.
- Having an SSL certificate is visible to visitors of the website and is an important trust factor they consider before sending you any of their information.
How do visitors know you have an SSL Certificate?
Then there is also an Extended Validation (EV) certificate for enhanced security and image of trust, giving what’s known as the ‘green bar’.
SSL is used to secure credit card transactions, logins and all other private or personal information passed from a visitors browser to your website.
The addition of an SSL certificate to your website shows your clients that you take the protection of their data seriously.
If you would like us to setup and install an SSL certificate on your website or if you are unsure whether you require an SSL certificate for your site, please contact us and we will be happy to help.