SSL is a type of digital certificate that provides authentication for a website to ensure the sensitive data provided by your website's visitors will be transferred over a secure network.
Why is important to have an SSL certificate?
When doing business online, it’s important that your customers have full confidence in accessing your website and making transactions through it. SSL certificates are the bodyguards of the digital world – provides privacy, security and data integrity for both the website and visitors personal information.
Benefits of having an SSL certificate:
✅ Helps increase your website security
✅ Your customers will see you as a trustworthy brand
✅ Enhances the search engine ranking for your website
✅ Improves the speed of your website
Major differences between FREE vs Paid SSL Certificates that can affect your business online
FREE SSL Certificate
Free SSL certificates are valid for only 3 months and are provided by non-profit Certificate Authorities (CA). Our free SSL is powered by Let’s Encrypt which is a leading non-profit CA that provides SSL/TLS certificates. Even though free SSL is accessible to all websites, it does not come with support or warranty – absolutely no protection for your website’s end user.
Paid / Premium SSL Certificate
Paid SSL certificates are issued for 1-year or 2-year terms and are signed by a trustworthy certificate authorities (CA). They come with support and warranty. The warranty is a highly-desired insurance for your website’s visitors against loss of money when they submit a payment on an SSL-secured site and is an extra assurance that your website is safe to conduct business transactions online. This is reflected in the Site Seal that comes with a commercial certificate.
Host Geek can provide security to your
website & customers
Host Geek is here to help, with a range of cost-effective solutions to match every business. We’ll provide step-by-step instructions and free support, even help with Installation, if necessary. Not only are you protecting your customers, you’re protecting your business and yourself.