In modern times it is important to ensure that information passed over the internet is properly encrypted and as secure as possible.
One way this can be achieved is to use the HTTPS transfer protocol rather than the usual HTTP you may have seen. This is achieved by registering an SSL Certificate for the website.
Until recently the use of HTTPS was an optional addition. However, in early 2017 popular browsers, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox started showing ‘Insecure’ warning messages on any website not using HTTPS – in effect making its use a necessity to avoid putting visitors off.
There are several aspects to consider when switching, such as:
Given the rise in worldwide computer attacks in recent years, such as the 2014 Heartbleed Bug and the attack on the NHS earlier in 2017, website owners should be doing everything they can to protect their visitors and their data.
If your website is used to sell items and deals with monetary transactions then it’s especially important to switch over to HTTPS.
Somerset Web Services are able to assist in the switchover from HTTP to HTTPS and have special deals available to our customers.
For more information please contact us or give us a call on 01823 353760, or see the following: https://yoast.com/moving-your-website-to-https-ssl-tips-tricks