The question is simple. Does your website have an SSL Certificate?
Most websites with purchasing or the collecting of personal information and credit card data already have an SSL. You want your customers to know that your website is secure and will not be hacked. You can trust us local and international buyers. We have an SSL Certificate.
What is an SSL you ask? When coding a website http:// there is no certificate. With https:// you have one. SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to a company’s details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to an internet browser.
An SSL 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 SSL certificate.
If you already have an SSL Certificate, then the new requirements laid out by Google as part of the Chrome update do not effect you. If you don’t have one, here is how you get one.
- Prepare by getting your server set up and getting your WHOIS record updated (it needs to show the correct company name and address), etc.
- Generate the CSR on the server.
- Submit the CSR and other info to the Certificate Authority.
- Have your domain and company validated.
- Receive and install the issued certificate.
Here are a few SSL Certificate suppliers:
- VeriSign. Now under Symantec’s wing, VeriSign’s authentication business is considered to be one of the most trusted, and is in fact the one used by most of the big brands on the Internet.
- Network Solutions.
If you have any issues updating the SSL Certificate on your site please contact me: