Adding an SSL Certificate to Your Website - Blog - Sevaa Group
Laptop connected to server with SSL ribbon by green line with a green padlock.

Your website’s security is one of Sevaa Group’s top priorities which is why we highly recommend using an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate. This is used to secure the transmission of user information, such as passwords and personal information, from hackers, bots, or any other suspicious activity.

What is an SSL certificate?

By installing an SSL certificate on your website, you’re establishing a secure and encrypted link between two points on the internet, such as the website you’re visiting on your computer and a web server.

Computer with user info trasmitting to server via an encrypted connection.

With an SSL certificate, a website goes through hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) via a secure, encrypted connection. By implementing an SSL certificate, you show visitors that your website is legitimate and secure. When a website employs SSL, a green padlock and the word “secure” will show up in the user’s address bar. This lets users know that they can explore the website freely without being worried about entering information or allowing permissions.

How do you acquire an SSL certificate?

Not all SSL certificates and providers are the same, and they may range in price. For example, a banking company might employ an extended verification certificate because they have a lot more important information to protect, like social security numbers, account numbers, etc. In this case, the company’s name may be displayed in the browser along with the green padlock symbol.

Address bar for Bank of America with green padlock.

On the other hand, a basic SSL certificate will just display the green padlock and the fact that the site is “secure.” It really just depends on the level and volume of information you’re protecting. In both cases, you can rest easy knowing that your information is safe.

Address bar with green padlock.

In addition, SSL certificates are also graded based on the server’s configuration. You can test a website’s grade through Qualys SSL Labs. For example, Sevaa has an A+ SSL certificate! You can buy an SSL certificate from Sevaa Group. We offer a range of certificates based on your budget.

A+ server configuration grade for Sevaa Group.

Activate and Install

Next, you’ll need to activate the SSL certificate. This can be done through your host. If you host with Sevaa Group, we have an on-site systems administrator that can take care of this for you, whether you’re working with WordPress, Drupal, or another CMS.

As a user, be aware of a website’s level of security before entering important information like credit card numbers or social security numbers. As an organization with a website or application, make sure your client’s information is safe from suspicious behavior by implementing an SSL certificate. Sevaa Group can certainly help you secure your website. Get in touch with us about buying and installing an SSL certificate on your site.

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