Everything You Need to Know About SSL

What is SSL Certified?

SSL is the buzzword of WordPress security in 2017.

The developers of WordPress announced last year that they will be investing heavily in SSL technology from 2017 onwards. So, we thought it was about time we told you everything you need to know about the benefits and how to get SSL Certified!

What is an SSL Certificate?

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. Essentially, SSL is a globally trusted initiative that is recognised by millions of web users.

What will an SSL Certificate do for the Security of my website?

Once your website is SSL certified it will ensure that the link between web browsers and your server is encrypted which makes it near impossible for hackers to see or steal that data.

In more technical terms, SSL is a security protocol that describes how algorithms should be used and therefore determines variables of the encryption for the link and data being transmitted.

Why get SSL Certified now?

Getting an SSL certificate for your website will not only increase your website’s security but it will also show your customers that you take their security very seriously too. After all, SSL is a globally trusted initiative that is recognised by millions of website users.

Benefits of SSL Certification:

  • More user credibility. Users associate the green padlock icon with established and trusted businesses. Having the added security of SSL boosts conversions as people are more inclined to purchase from a secure site
  • Google weighs SSL as a ranking factor in its search algorithms and it will soon begin flagging unencrypted sites in Chrome
  • Don’t lose out! Automattic has also made suggestions that access to advanced features will only be allowed through SSL certification in 2017
  • Secure the future of your business. If you hope to accept payments or encrypted information then you will need SSL. Get ahead of the rush now!

How do visitors know SSL is in place?

There are two main indications that a website has an SSL certificate. Firstly, in the left hand side of the location bar in the browser there will be a green padlock.

Secondly, the webpage address will start with ‘https’ as opposed to ‘http’.

SSL padlock image

If the website does not have SSL look out for a grey pad lock with a red line or warning messages from the browser.

How can you Purchase an SSL Certificate?

If you are an existing CuroHosting customer for just £34.99 you can simply purchase SSL as an add on.

For all new customers if you would like any more information about SSL please feel free to contact us on
+44 (0) 1952  727 774 or email hello@curohosting.com.