Secure Sockets layer, or SSL are the backbone of security of any website. If you are planning for online presence in 2018 or already present there then you cannot ignore the importance of SSL certificates. They allows the user’s browser to get a secure connection with your server, which means that any data transferred during the session is secure. By looking at the web address itself you can tell whether any website has SSL certification or not, as ones with SSL has ‘https’, instead of ‘http’ only. If you aren’t already using an SSL, let us give you some reason to use one.
Secures information transferred
Once any information is submitted at any website it goes through a number of system before it finally reaches its destination. Now, there are high chances that while the data being transferred in the simple/plain text it might get stolen. With and SSL installed, the risk is significantly reduced. SSL will encrypt the information instead of sending it as a plain text, so the data can be read only by the party for whom it is intended. With all the information encrypted, you don’t need to worry about it falling into wrong hands.
Improves trust of users
A user visiting your website will try to ensure that their data is secured. Identity theft is of high concern now and thus the online users trust those sites that are secure by SSL. Now with the web browsers clearly showing users whcih website is secure and which is not, you don’t want to take the risk. If you have https in your web address users will trust you more, naturally.
It authenticates your server too
When you have SSL certificate your visitors can be authenticated that they are sending information to the right window. There is no third party in the midway who may stole information that is submitted.
Necessity for online payments
Any website that accepts online payments has to be SSL certified. They should have encryption of at least 128 bit so that the payment details are secure. Thus, if you accept credit cards or any other mode of online payment then it is mandatory for you to have SSL certificate.
It’s not just the humans but search engines too who trust the websites more when there’s an SSL certificate installed. As of now, Google and other popular search engines are giving better ranking to the sites with SSL as compares to non-ssl websites.
This might still be a new thing for many people, but yes, HTTP 2.0 is here. HTTP/2 attempts to solve many of the shortcomings and inflexibilities of HTTP/1.1. HTTP/2 focuses on making more efficient use of network resources and decreased latency to improve page load speed in web browsers. This is what is does:
- Data compression of HTTP headers
- HTTP/2 Server Push
- Pipelining of requests
- Fixing the head-of-line blocking problem in HTTP 1.x
- Multiplexing multiple requests over a single TCP connection
Interesting right? But you can’t get any benefits of HTTP/2 unless you’ve an SSL installed on your website.
As you can see there are number of compelling reasons to use SSL. Need one? We at SiRON provide number of IT related services. Get in touch with us and we can help you with all your IT related needs.