A Simple Explanation Of Lets Encrypt SSL Certificates

Lets Encrypt is a Certificate Authority (otherwise known as a CA) that provides FREE SSL certificates. The intention of giving away these free certificates is to promote a more secure internet and although they are free certificates, they are by no means less safe. Today we are going to talk about the benefits of this type of SSL and when it’s most appropriate to use it. Continue reading “A Simple Explanation Of Lets Encrypt SSL Certificates” »

How does an SSL Certificate work?

Before we start, what is SSL?

SSL stands for “Secure Socket Layer”. This is a standard technology used to create an encrypted channel between a server and a browser. This is meant to allow sensitive information to pass securely between a user and a server without being at risk of data theft or “man in the middle” attacks. Continue reading “How does an SSL Certificate work?” »

What is SSL and how does it make my site better?

Ever noticed certain web addresses start with “http://” while others might start with “https://”? When you browse sites that require you to provide sensitive information like credit card numbers or other sensitive personal info you might have noticed that extra “s” pop up from time to time. That extra “s” means that you are visiting a site that is secured and encrypted. Any data that you will share with that site will be protected by a technology we call SSL, otherwise known as Secure Sockets Layer. Continue reading “What is SSL and how does it make my site better?” »

SSL Certificates

SSL Certificates

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. SSL is an industry standard and is used by millions of websites in the protection of their online transactions with their customers.

SSL Providers

Multiple Providers

ASPnix provides multiple SSL vendors as well as multiple certificate types. Ranging from low-end super low-cost certificates to EV validated professional level certificates. ASPnix has the brand and type you are looking for to secure your website in minutes!
Available certificate vendors include;

Why SSL?

For security and Google.

First and foremost, https makes your website secure for your users. If your website does not use https, data sent between it and your users can potentially be intercepted, monitored or even altered by a 3rd party as it traverses the internet.

Security is a top priority for Google and back in August 2016 they announced https would to be used as a ranking single to encourage webmaster to use encryption. Continuing their mission for a safer web, from this month Google will highlight all sites which collect passwords and credit card data without https encryption as ‘Non-secure’ to visitors. You can learn more about this update here.

To avoid penalties we recommend you make the move to https as soon as possible. We’ve created a short guide to show you how to enable Let's Encrypt on our Windows hosting platform.