Starting January 1, 2017, we will be offering low cost (cPanel: $9 per 12 months) DV SSL certificates for all sites hosted with us. These certificates are issued by cPanel and are powered by the “Global Leader in SSL”, Comodo.

For all our current customers we will be providing the DV SSL Certificate for free for the first 12 months and for any new customers as well. We are doing this to encourage you to not only start off SSL secure, but to keep your site this way. So not only does it offer your vistors/customers a sense of security, SSL also helps boost your SEO ranking. It’s a win win for everyone!

An SSL certificate offers the highest available levels of trust and authentication to your website.

What Is SSL?

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a server and a client—typically a web server (website) and a browser, or a mail server and a mail client (e.g., Outlook).

SSL allows sensitive information such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, and login credentials to be transmitted securely. Normally, data sent between browsers and web servers is sent in plain text—leaving you vulnerable to eavesdropping. If an attacker is able to intercept all data being sent between a browser and a web server, they can see and use that information.

More specifically, SSL is a security protocol. Protocols describe how algorithms should be used. In this case, the SSL protocol determines variables of the encryption for both the link and the data being transmitted.

So let’s add making our websites even more secure and keeping them that way to our 2017 New Year resolutions.