Have you heard talk about SSL certificates and how Google are penalising websites which aren’t secure?
Have you noticed the green padlock icon on some websites and not on others?
We offer free SSL encyrption with our shared hosting packages
Back in 2016 Google Chrome announced that it will be marking on-HTTPS websites as ‘insecure’. Anyone using the Chrome browser visiting a website which does not have an SSL certificate will see a red X over the padlock symbol, indicating that the site is not secure.
Firefox has also floowed suite and now willshow a green ‘secure’ padlock simbol only if the website has encryption in place and is delivering content via https
With search engines and browsers now pushing for SSL/HTTPS on all websites, all website ownersshould be updating existing sites and ensuring all new sites are built with SSL/HTTPS in place.
A major stumbling block so far has been the cost of buying SSLs and the limitations of installing SSLs on shared IPs. However, we are offering a free solution to all our shred hosting ciustomers , with a free SSL certificate issued via “Let’s Encrypt”.
Getting started with Let’s Encrypt
Using free Let’s Encrypt SSLs could not be easier:
- Sign up to our Web Hosting
- Configure your site to use SSL/HTTPS (we can help)
- DONE! You are now running over SSL/HTTPS
Why should I use Let’s Encrypt?
- Free, secure 2048 SSL encryption for multiple domains
- Automated renewals with no need for verification emails
- A boost to SEO ranking of your domain(s)
- Visitors trusting your site with the padlock showing in the browser bar
We are expecting that it won’t be long before the majority of business sites will switch to running over SSL/HTTPS to stay up to date on SEO & browser changes.
For more details about Let’s Encrypt project, see https://letsencrypt.org
Contact us now – to enable https for your website or to find out more