Time to Set Up an SSL Certificate

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Your website should ideally have an SSL certificate registered for the domain name that hosts the website. This puts an https:// in front of the website address instead of http://

An SSL (secure sockets layer) certificate is a digital certificate that both authenticates the identity of a website, and encrypts sensitive information so that any passwords, addresses or credit card numbers cannot be intercepted or read by anyone other than the intended recipient. This also shows a completed padlock up the top of the browser rather than an open padlock and the words ‘Not Secure’.

If you would like any more information about setting up an SSL certificate for your website please email david@designhand.co.nz