Did you just open your website in Chrome to find out it has been marked as "not secure"?
You probably saw this message below:
Your connection to this site is not secure
You should not enter any sensitive information on this site (for example, passwords or credit cards), because it could be stolen by attackers.
Well it is true, your website is not secure. Google has been warning website owners about securing their websites for quite some time now.
If you haven't, you should. Immediately.
Not only is it critical to you as a website owner to get your website secured, it is equally important for your users.
For starters, the "not secure" symbol Google shows to users who visit your site is nothing to write home about.
The warning removes trust users may have in your website. Internet users share a lot of personal information when they visit your site. Some of these information include emails, phone numbers, passwords, usernames, bank account details etc.
You don't want customers (old and potential) to have second thoughts about visiting your website to take an action such as buying a product or signing up for a newsletter etc because of the absence of HTTPS on your site.
You can avoid all these security and trust issues by getting an SSL certificate installed on your website.
SSL certificate is an encryption technology that secures the connection between users' browser and websites.
This prevents third parties from coming in between your connection and stealing your users personal information.
The presence of https preceding your web address indicates a secured website.
You can get your website secured with an SSL certificate by:
1. Doing it yourself. If you have access to your website's hosting dashboard/cPanel, you can check if your web host gives you access to install a Let's Encrypt Free SSL certificate.
If your web host provides you with one you can easily install it yourself.
If you are having trouble finding it, send us your domain url (below) and we will let you know if your web host offers Let's Encrypt SSL certificate.
2. If a web design company in Ghana handles your website for you, you can tell them you want an SSL certificate installed on your website. Know that this may come at an additional cost.
But if you would rather not want to dive into the technical bits of your website, get in touch with us and we will gladly assist you to get your website fully secured with an SSL certificate.
You can also send us the name of your website here and we will check your website and let you know how fast we can get you with a secured website.