Do I Need an SSL Certificate?
Because of the threat of website security breaches and identity theft SSL certificates are a must have. This is especially important for eCommerce sites or sites that collect personal and/or sensitive information (think credit cards, banking, login credentials). In fact, if you don’t have an SSL certificate Google Chrome will show a red lock in front of your URL, indicating your site is NOT secure. Many, if not most, people will not do business with a company whose website is not secure.
An SSL certificate engenders trust and indicates security so that your customers feel safe sharing sensitive information, helps ensure compliance to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance, provides access to HTTP/2 – a faster protocol to send data – and enables higher Google search rankings. In fact, Google is stressing the need for SSL certificate. To learn why, click here.