SSL Certificates provide secure, encrypted communications between a website and an internet browser. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, the protocol which provides the encryption. SSL Certificates were used to install on pages that require end-users to submit sensitive information over the internet like credit card details or passwords. Example pages include payment pages, online forms and login pages.
Why do I need an SSL certificate?
SSL is not just for a big e-commerce website. Even if your site is a static website which contains not even a contact form, you still need to have an SSL on your domain. Browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox started displaying warning notifying a visitor that the website is NOT secure. And Google gives priority to a website which has a valid SSL certificate in their search result. Do you want your website omitted from the Google search listing?
How do I get an SSL certificate for my domain?
There is a free, automated, and open Certificate Authority called Let’s Encrypt. Let’s Encrypt typically issues more than 500,000 certificates per day, and they are capable of issuing millions per day. As a responsible Webhost, we at Host My Website Online offering a FREE SSL certificate for your domain issued by Let’s Encrypt.
What do I do to activate the SSL?
Nothing! As soon as you place a hosting account order, we will request an SSL certificate for your domain from Let’s Encrypt. This step is manual and may take a few minutes to few hours, but once the certificate got issued and deployed, then the renewal process is automated.