SSL Certificates are installed on websites to allow secure communications between your customers and your website. When a website has an SSL Certificate installed you will see a padlock in your browsers address bar.
If you have an online shop having an SSL Certificate is essential. Although modern payment gateways such as Stripe and Paypal do not require an SSL Certificate, your customers will be looking for a padlock before they enter valuable credit or debit card details at checkout.
An SSL Certificate is also an insurance policy which provides certain guarantees when used on your site. An SSL Certificate starts at around £50 for a year and insures your website for around £10,000, you can also buy more expensive SSL Certificates that insure you site for more as they have better security features.
This ‘insurance policy’ is not all inclusive and only covers your site if someone ‘hacks’ the SSL Certificate’s security features. You will not be covered against fraudulent payments or false details as these are checked by the payment gateway once they receive the details from your website. (always check which anti-fraud features your payment gateway provides as many are optional extras that are not included as standard)
If you would like to have an SSL Certificate installed on your website or wish to renew your current certificate submit a ticket through our support system.