Is SSL certificate mandatory?
If your website doesn’t collect sensitive data, like credit cards or social security numbers, you may not have needed an SSL certificate in the past.
However, with the new browser notifications, it’s now essential to ensure every website has an SSL certificate and is loaded via HTTPS..
What happens if you dont have an SSL certificate?
If you don’t have an SSL certificate, your website may still function as always, but it will be vulnerable to hackers and Google will warn visitors that your website is not secure. Google also gives priority to websites that have an SSL certificate.
What is the purpose of SSL?
When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser. Typically, SSL is used to secure credit card transactions, data transfer and logins, and more recently is becoming the norm when securing browsing of social media sites.
Is SSL certificate free?
Free SSL certificates come free as they’re issued by non-profit certificate authorities. Let’s Encrypt, a leading non-profit CA provides SSL/TLS certificates for free. Their purpose is to encrypt the entire web to the extent that HTTPS becomes the norm.
How do I get SSL?
Getting an SSL certificate from a Certificate Authority (CA)….View SSL for your domainGo to Google Domains.Select your domain.Click Menu .Click Security.Scroll to the SSL certificate box.If you have one or more SSL certificates, expand the certificate box for details.