What is an SSL Certificate?
SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. Essentially, it protects sensitive data from being exchanged or leaked. This is done by establishing an encrypted connection between your customer's computer/phone/device and your website.
How do I get an SSL certificate?
With StoragePug's platform, your website gets an SSL certificate automatically! The day we go live with your website, it'll be protected with SSL encryption.
Do SSL certificates expire?
Yes, they do! Our team will also ensure the certificates get renewed automatically when they expire.
Do SSL certificates cost money?
Nope! You're in good shape with us. Reminder: if you're currently paying for an SSL certificate through a third-party vendor for any reason, get in touch with us now to cancel that plan.
Why is it so important?
Google considers SSL to be an essential component of any website. They will flag websites that do not have SSL enabled. Not good! Not only that, the lack of SSL can impact your ranking on Google.
All online transactions should use encryption to protect you and your customers from information theft.
It gives customers a sense of security. Browsers will show a green lock when a website is secure. Look at the top left area the next time you visit your website. This is what you might see (if you use Google Chrome):
The key takeaway is that you need SSL, and StoragePug handles it for you. Woot!