It has come to our attention that Google's Chrome browser has recently started to warn visitors browsing any website that is not protected by an SSL certificate, of that site being somehow "not secure". As a result of this we are now receiving an influx of customers wanting SSL certificates on their websites.

An SSL certificate is used to encrypt data between the site visitor's browser and the website, most commonly in the event of the site visitor filling out an order form or making a payment. This encryption stops that sensitive data being intercepted by a third party. Technically speaking, it is absolutely not necessary to install an SSL certificate on your website unless you are taking personal or financial information from your site visitors.

Unfortunately, due to the warning in Chrome, there currently seems to be fairly widespread panic from website owners, concerned about their websites not seeming to be secure. People are now clambering to get their sites SSL enabled.

Here at 24host, we always offer customers the best hosting experience, as such, we provide SSL certificates free of charge and will even configure them for you.

So if you are one of the many who are concerned about making sure your site is SSL enabled, get in touch with us, we can help!

Friday, April 28, 2017

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