SSL Certificates protect your customer's sensitive information by encrypting the data they send to you, then decrypting it once you’ve received it.
Most people look for the https:// prefix in their browser bar before submitting personal information like their name, credit card number and address to a website. An SSL is the only way to get this.
SSL creates a secure tunnel through which information including usernames, passwords, credit card numbers and more can pass safely.
Once an SSL certificate is installed on your website, you will likely need to contact your website's designer or programmer to modify integrate the SSL into your site's code to properly load all assets through the secure connection. After the modifications, each page of the website needs to be tested to make sure the entire site is secure.
Optionally, Ontrix can integrate the SSL certificate to your site for a flat fee of $199.00 whether the SSL Certificate is purchased from Ontrix or another SSL provider.
What is SSL integration?
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When you load a site, typically it loads on your browser via HTTP. If you have an SSL certificate, you are going to want to make your site load its pages and assets from that secure connection offered by the SSL certificate. Doing so means changing the site to load via HTTPS instead of HTTP.
It is easiest to have the person who created your website or a programmer do this for you to mitigate any issues that may arise from changing the links on the site. They will be able to modify the site and fully integrate the SSL into your site's code to properly load all assets through the secure connection.
To ensure that the site is functioning properly and after the modifications, each page of the website needs to be tested to make sure the entire site is loading through the secure connection.
At Ontrix, we offer programming services to integrate the SSL certificate to your site for a flat fee of $199.00 whether the SSL Certificate is purchased from Ontrix or another SSL provider.
SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. It might sound complex, but it's really not. SSL Certificates validate your website's identity, and encrypt the information visitors send to, or receive from, your site. This keeps thieves from spying on any exchange between you and your shoppers.
When you have an SSL Certificate protecting your website, your customers can rest assured that the information they enter on any secured page is private and can't be viewed by cyber crooks
Installing SSL Certificate is something that should be done by your website's hosting provider. If Ontrix is your hosting company provider, our support team will install your SSL Cerficate for you.
If your website is hosted else where, you may wish to contact your hosting provider for instructions or to install the SSL certificate for you.
SSL Certificates inspire trust and show visitors that you value their privacy. An SSL Cert protects your customers' sensitive information such as their name, address, password, or credit card number by encrypting the data during transmission from their computer to your web server. SSL is the standard for web security, and a Server Certificate is required by most merchant account services – you'll need one if you plan to accept credit cards on your website.
How you build your website is entirely up to you. In fact, most basic secure websites can be hand-coded using HTML.
When a visitor enters an SSL-protected page on your website, their browser bar displays a padlock icon and the https:// prefix in the URL address. While most Internet users know to look for those SSL indicators, you can also add a site seal to your website to show visitors your site is verified and secured. Visitors can click the seal to view your certificate's status and details, seeing for themselves that it's safe to send sensitive information to your website.
An SSL certificate uses utilizes encryption to communicate between you and the web server. This means that any information you communicate to and from the web server is encrypted, meaning if the information is intercepted by a third-party, they will not be able to read the information sent
This layer of security protects your private information you may communicate over your site, such as you or your visitor's name, phone number, email address, or even credit card information if you have a shopping cart.
Starting October 2017, if you have a website that lacks an SSL certificate, Google will show the website as “This site is not secure” to your visitors if your site is not secured with HTTPS. And you don't want that. The last thing you want is a reason for a visitor to leave your website or feel uncomfortable submitting personal information through it. For more information take a look at Google Security Blog
Yes, you can order your SSL from us and use on another hosting provider; we will send your the both the SSL Certificate and CA Bundle for you to use wherever your site is hosted. However, given that it isn't our hosting environment, we won't be able to install the certificate for you.
To properly install the certificate, it would be best to contact your hosting provider for instructions or to have them install the certificate for you.