One question we’re frequently asked is, “Do I need an SSL?” Certainly the best answer is Yes! All sites that want to be taken seriously need an SSL certificate. But what exactly do they do?
SSL is important for a variety of reasons including security and SEO. When a website does not have one then the data transferred on it is not secure. They encrypt the data so that it cannot be accessed by anyone except the recipient.
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What else can it do?
When a website is secured the search engines are more likely to refer visitors to it.
Extended Verification certificates are great for displaying your company name inside the address bar and give your visitor a feeling of confidence that their browsing experience will remain private. Passwords, for example, can be especially vulnerable in an unsecured environment.
What don’t they cover?
Finally, security certificates protect the data going between a website and the computer it is destined for. It does not protect the software of that website from being compromised, however.
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Jeremy has been The Web Doctor since 2006, replacing The Original Doctor Martin. Though many attempts have been made towards forcing the next evolution of The Web Doctor, Jeremy remains at the helm to this present day. Murphree completed a Specialization course on Creative Writing through Wesleyan University presented by Coursera in July of 2019.