What is SSL? Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) serves as a digital “passport” that allows data to be transmitted over secure networks. It is a standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a website (web server) and a visitor (browser / client), or a mail server and a mail client.
Why use SSL? Basically, because it makes browsing more secure, and HTTP sites will lose rankings, compared to HTTPS ones… With SEO Services Bristol Ltd, your website will use and display a security certificate, for free.
SSL Goals and Purpose
- Protect your site from spoofing.
- Gain visitors’ trust by displaying security padlock.
- Ban data alteration and editing.
- Protect your visitors’ personal data from misuse.
Let’s Encrypt Wildcard SSL
The Wildcard SSL is different from the standard SSL because it secures the traffic not only for your primary domain name, but for all of its subdomains as well (e.g. sub.domain.com). This is particularly useful for websites with different sections divided by subdomains (like online stores, websites with message boards, chats, etc). With a standard SSL you need to install a separate domain certificate for each subdomain, and with Wildcard you can secure them with a single certificate.
All Let’s Encrypt Wildcard certificates and installations remain absolutely free too.
Note that the standard Let’s Encrypt certificate is perfectly fine, if you do not use subdomains.
More SSL Certificate Types
Since some sites use extra validation, the question: what kind of secure certificate is best for my website? can be a daunting one.
There are free, basic, and premium (validated) certificates. Find out in what those SSL certificates differ, and what are the important factors in selecting one..
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