SSL HTTPS Integration
Does your website have an SSL in place?
If not, be prepared or lose traffic and scare potential customers away from your website.
SSL’s for SEO!
As Google has decided yet again to drop the hammer on the world wide web they are now flexing a new muscle thanks to the vase adoption of Google Chrome. Chrome, if you didn’t know is an internet browser such as Internet Explorer or Safari. Chrome now accounts for over half of the web traffic seen world wide. Google’s plan is to give websites using SSL’s a boost in the rankings.
What is an SSL?
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. Source.
Can you see an SSL?
The key visual difference you will notice about your website is a green lock to the left of your URL in the top of the web browser.
If you are on a mobile device it is possible you may not be able to see this. Another element that changes via the utilization of an SSL is your websites URL. Instead of http:// an SSL allows a site’s URL to become https://.
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We can help
We offer assistance in getting your website set up with a verified SSL certification and all websites we are designing as of December 2016 will be built with an SSL and the additional fee will be built in to the development cost.
If you already have a website and need to incorporate an SSL we can help. So long as you have access to your server or your designer is willing to give you this access we can log in and/or assist you in purchasing the needed add-on. Once the SSL is purchased and assigned to your site we will need to access the core files of your website and make a plethora of modifications, otherwise your website will have a broken SSL, which is worse then not having one in the first place.
Direct, purchase of the SSL cost.
Firstly, the cost to purchase the SSL from your hosting company usually runs about $70 per year. Here’s a link to GoDaddy’s most recent pricing on SSL’s:
Our cost to implement:
If you have a small, information based website our base cost to properly implement an SSL is $100. In to make the necessary adjustments so that your SSL works properly within your website there are quite a few adjustments that need to be made.
For larger websites we will have to have a look at the site itself and give you a quote based on the size of the site and the way in which it was developed.
We will also give you the information you need so that as you make changes or add content to your website you do so without breaking the secure content requirements.
Domain Ownership: In order to have an SSL place on your website a hosting company will first need to verify that you have and maintain ownership to the domain by sending an email out to the email address on file. This is the email address that was originally utilized when first purchasing the domain. Please verify you have access to this email account before the process begins. If you are not sure which email account is on file we can assist in tracking it down.
Get your website in gear!
We offer fast turn around for SSL assistance. So long as server and file access can be granted, we will have your site ready in less then a day.
The more you know
We highly recommend you make sure your website has an SSL before the new year. Aside from assisting with with this process we also offer a plethora of other services. We’ve segmented the major elements into separate pages and highly recommend you learn as much possible about the process. Choose from the options below and navigate toward knowledge!