Does My Site Need An SSL Certificate?

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This is a question we have been asked on an increasing basis recently. First of all, let’s cover what SSL is.

What Is SSL?
SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. In plain English it encrypts ALL communication between your site and your visitors’ computer, it also encrypts data sent between third party payment processors like Paypal and your site.


How Is It Added To A Website?
Without getting technical to make your site secure we need to obtain and install an SSL certificate from a certificate authority to your site.


Do I Need One For My Site?
In years gone by, we would have said probably not unless you are taking credit card numbers directly on your site, but this has changed in recent times it is vital that your site be secured. If it is not users will get warnings in their browser that your site is not safe and it is unlikely you will do well in search engines.

How Much Will It Cost?
The good news is that 3001Web will provide a free SSL certificate for you on a continuing basis provided by Let’s Encrypt.


All sites on our servers have these installed automatically.

In Conclusion

In our humble opinion securing your site is a good idea. If you are one of our clients we can take care of this for you now just submit a support ticket.

Gary McHugh