Google is forcing you to have an SSL Certificate

September 5th Web Design

If you don't have an SSL Certificate Google is going to penalise you and flag your website from the end of July this year. We use the internet every day, for shopping, social media, our source of news and much more. 

If you don't have an SSL certificate, this is going to be displayed in the url bar when somebody tries to visit your page. As you can imagine, visitors to your website will not stay for long if they receive this message when they visit your website.

This will also affect your Google ranking. If you need advice or help getting your website secure, contact me today for a chat.

“ As the world is increasingly interconnected, everyone shares the responsibility of securing cyberspace” -

Newton Lee, Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity: Total Information Awareness

how ssl works

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral.

If you don’t have the SSL certificate, a secure connection cannot be established, that means, your company information will not be digitally connected to a cryptographic key.

An SSL Certificate has following information
  • Name of the holderSerial number and expiration
  • dateCopy of the certificate holder’s
  • public keyDigital
  • Signature of the certificate-issuing authority