If you plan to run a business website, you’re likely going to want an SSL certificate. What this does is it shows visitors that your site is legitimate and verified. It is a must if you plan to collect payments or any sort of sensitive information.
You can tell a site is secure by looking in your browser’s address bar and seeing an https: connection as opposed to an http: connection. You will also see a padlock, and the browser bar will turn blue or green, depending upon the level of SSL certification that website has.
The importance of an SSL certificate cannot be understated. If you run any sort of business site and don’t have one, your customers will leave without purchasing anything, because they won’t have confidence that your site is secure. Purchasing and installing an SSL certificate is easy, and we here at Palladium Hosting can certainly help with that.
Once your SSL certificate is installed, and once your site has been configured properly for secure connections (something that’s easy to do with the major control panels), you will quickly see that it was time and money well spent.