Friday, 21 December 2018

Why some URLs starts with https and some with http?

Google has started a vision to improve connection security; Google is inspiring – some might say pushing- website owners to guard their blog or website by installing SSL certificate. In October 2017 Google Chrome started manifesting “Not Secure” caution when users enter data on an HTTP page or if visiting HTTP page in private mode. In July 2018 Google started the next phase, by displays “Not Secure” caution when visiting every HTTP sites via chrome.

What is an SSL Certificate?
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, and it is the security protocol which builds an encrypted and secure transmission bridge between a web browser and a web server. To build an SSL connection and trigger it on your web server, you require a certificate, called SSL Certificate. When installed on a web server, SSL Certificate triggers a secure padlock and https protocol, enabling end-users to safely submit sensitive data such as personal details, banking details, credit card details, and more to a Company’s website.

Concisely, SSL certificate allows secure communication across the internet by encrypting the information like your password or credit card data which is being transferred between your computers and the server. When visiting a website or blog which is protected by SSL certificate you will notice a padlock icon or green bar on the left side of your URL bar. The padlock icon and the ‘s’ in the ‘https’ in the address bar evidence that the website is secure, and is using a protected and encrypted connection. These encryption and security are configured to the website using an SSL Certificate.

Transferring from HTTP to HTTPS supports you with organic search ranking. If you are looking for an uptick in your organic search traffic your better make the switch NOW. The other advantage is you are not only developing faith by protecting the transmission of sensitive data but also guarding your website against hackers infusing harmful ads or spyware. Since many of applications and tools are now interfacing across HTTPS you will notice it hard to retain your website operational.

What SSL certificate should you get?
This is about certificate validation level not certificate types but this defines about how much does it cost to get an SSL certificate? Either you can go with Open Certificate Authority or Commercial Certificate Authority.

Open Certificate Authority: It is a community-driven CA which offers free SSL certificates, Lets Encrypt and Cacert, these are two main Open Certificate Authority. These types of SSL certificates do not offer any warranty, assistance is restricted and you only require to verify the domain ownership in order to create the certificate.

Commercial Certificate Authority: This type of SSL certificate is extensively used by online stores and/or businesses. The acceptance activity is done via Email, in some cases, the SSL Certificate Authority might query for business registration and other government-issued documents to finish the verification activity. The commercial certificate offers after-sale support, warranty up to $2,000,000 (relying on the type of certificate you order) and is compatible with 99% of browsers and systems.

About HostIndia
HostIndia has been positively promoting its services to the hosting industry since 1999. The company has observant on 24/7 tech support, value-added services and a cooperative attitude towards all its clients. HostIndia is now one of leading Web/Cloud Hosting service provider companies in India. We offers different types of SSL Certificate to our customers to secure website. For detail information about the Type of SSL certificate, we offer please click here.

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