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What is an SSL certificate?

An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a digital certificate that authenticates the identity of a website and encrypts information that is sent to the server.

What does SSL do?

SSL makes an encrypted connection between your websites server and your users website browser. This means private information, such as personal information & credit card details, can be transmitted securely, without the worry of eavesdropping, data tampering and message forgery.

How to tell if a website is using SSL?

Load up the website in an up to date website browser. Once the page is loaded, look at the URL. If the URL starts with https this indicates the website is using an SSL certificate. If the URL starts with http, then the website is not using an SSL certificate. A padlock should also appear in the URL bar when you are on a secure website. Clicking on the padlock will reveal more information regarding the websites security. If you are still not sure, then check out the video below.

Reasons your website should have an SSL certificate:

  • Improve customers trust
  • Googles ranking algorithm likes it
  • Encrypts your customer’s information

How do I get an SSL certificate?

If you are interested in an SSL certificate, then please contact our team to arrange an installation. Drop us an email at hello@ctrlaltcreate.co or call us on 0793 9006 826.