Webhosting upgrade and why you should care about SSL

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Webhosting upgrade

We are having a busy weekend at Twister Solutions, we are upgrading our web hosting servers and platform to a far faster and more secure system. We will be moving clients over to the new platform outside of business hours usually at weekends and aim to complete the websites we have flagged for the move before the end of 2017.

One really big benefit of our new platform is the ease in which we can apply an SSL certificate to your website, why is this important? please read on.

SSL and Google

If you don’t have an SSL Certificate Google is going to flag your website this year!

 

 

 

Everyone uses the internet for so much now that having the correct online security has become a necessity. Google wants its users to feel safe on the internet and with that in mind will flag all the unencrypted internet by the end of 2017. This means Google will flag around 2/3rd of the web as unsafe.

This means if your website doesn’t have an SSL, it will display a ‘Not Secure’ in the URL bar. What you and your visitors really want to see is this.

 

SSL Certificates have 3 main goals

  1. Builds Trust & Brand ReputationWith SSL certificates, your customers will see visuals like lock icon and green address bar that indicates well-trusted encryption is in use. Visitors will be assured that their information is traveling safe.
  2. Encrypts Sensitive InformationThe information you send on the Internet is passed from computer to computer to get to the destination server. Any computer in between you and the server can see your credit card numbers, usernames and passwords, and other sensitive information if it is not encrypted. When an SSL certificate is used, the information becomes unreadable to everyone except for the server you are sending the information to.
  3. Protects You From CybercriminalsIt is impossible to escape the rising tide of cybercrime if your website doesn’t have an SSL certificate. They will identify weakness(es) in your network…mostly, when information is transmitted. Recently the cybercriminas have been refining malicious strains that are specifically designed to capture data while moving between destinations.

The cost of an SSL certificate is £65 per year and we can usually have it up and running within 24 hours, if you would like to order an SSL certificate for a website we host for you please get in touch by calling 01375 800607 or drop us an email at info@twistersolutions.com