In order to offer our clients updated security and avoid the "Not Secure" notice included with many browsers, we are now offering SSL encryption.
WHY SHOULD I ENCRYPT MY WEBSITE?
The most basic benefit of SSL encryption is security of the data on your website. You'll notice for example that any page that collects credit card numbers has the "https:" prefix which denotes a "secure" connection. This is one reason why users are taken to a separate secure site before entering their payment information.
But whether your site contains sensitive information or not, here are a couple other reasons why an SSL encrypted site may be of benefit to you:
SSL Improves Customer Trust
Some browsers actually suggest that sites are "unsafe" without an SSL Certificate. This can be disconcerting to your users.In our current climate where you often hear about hacked websites and stolen data, your customers will "feel" better about your site showing the "secure" padlock next to your domain.
Better Ranking on Search Engines
In 2014 Google made changes to its algorithym giving preferences to websites that are secured with an SSL Certificate.With these benifits in mind, we have updated our Dedicated Web Server to accomodate SSL Certificates for all of clients.
The cost for implementing an SSL Certificate is $100 per year. Please note that for some of our older accounts there may be additional costs for updating your website libraries to our new servers.