Using an SSL certificate is also shown to improve SEO rankings on Google and other major search providers, in addition to increasing website sales and customer’s trust in your website.
Frequently Asked Questions
The easiest way to tell if your website is secured with an SSL certificate, is to look for a small padlock to the left of the address bar in your browser.
On occasion, you may have an SSL certificate installed but still see a “Not Secure” warning. This can be due to an issue called “mixed content”, which means that some resources on your website are served securely, while others are insecure. For a website to show as fully secure, all resources must be served securely (over HTTPS). There are many ways of diagnosing this issue. One of the easiest and most popular methods is to run your website through an online SSL checking service, such as Why No Padlock?.
An SSL certificate is essential for any website, regardless of whether it is handling sensitive data or not. Some of the reasons you may need an SSL certificate on your website include:
- Giving the visitors of your website peace of mind, and making a professional impression.
- Improving sales and conversion rates.
- Ranking higher on Google and other popular search engines.
- Websites without an SSL certificate will display a “Not Secure” warning in popular browsers such as Google Chrome, potentially decreasing trust and discouraging visitors from making purchases.
Silvercode Website Hosting already includes unlimited SSL certificates. If your website is hosted with us, you usually do not need to purchase a separate SSL certificate (unless there is a very specific reason for it).
Failure to pay an SSL Certificate renewal invoice will result in the certificate no longer functioning, which will cause a website or other services to display an insecure browser warning.