In the rapidly changing technological world it’s becoming more and more important to maintain digital security.
Many web browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Explorer, Safari) have begun to label all HTTP pages that contain any data input fields as ‘not secure’ and they display a nasty visual to alert visitors of this status. We strongly recommend you organise an SSL Certificate for your website to avoid your site being labelled as insecure, and to protect the information of your visitors and clients.
What is SSL?
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral (think credit card numbers, usernames, addresses and passwords). SSL is an industry standard and is used by millions of websites to keep information encrypted, protecting it from hackers and identity thieves.
Internet users have come to associate their online security with the lock icon or green address bar that comes with an SSL-secured website. SSL-secured websites also begin with https rather than http.
How to organise an SSL Certificate?
There’s a simple process to ordering and installing an SSL Certificate which we’ve mapped out on our website.
If you would like us to organise an SSL Certificate for your website or have questions regarding the security of your website, please get in touch with us at email@example.com.
Depending on where your emails are hosted, we may require you to set up an email account for firstname.lastname@example.org(.au). Don’t worry though, we can advise you through this.
An email asking for approval to install the Certificate will be sent to this new email account. This email is time sensitive — the link will only last 24 hours so be sure to keep an eye on your inbox.
Update DNS Records
Once your Certificate has been installed we will contact you to update your website’s DNS Records. Not tech savvy? That’s OK! We can help guide you through this. In some cases we may be able to update the records for you.
That’s it — your SSL Certificate has been installed and your website will be archived in search results as a secure and trusted site. Yay!