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April 22, 2021

What is SSL?

Websites need SSL certificates to keep user data secure, verify ownership of the website, prevent attackers from creating a fake version of the site, and convey trust to users. HTTPS is the secure form of HTTP, which means that HTTPS websites have their traffic encrypted by SSL.

What it protects

The core function of an SSL certificate is to protect server-client communication. On installing SSL, every bit of information is encrypted. In layman’s terms, the data is locked and can only be unlocked by the intended recipient (browser or server) as no one else can have the key to open it.

Online payments

If you accept online payments, you may have heard about PCI/DSS requirements, which is the global standard set by the payment card industry (PCI) to ensure websites are compliant with the gathering of sensitive information from customers. To receive online payments, your website must be PCI compliant. Having an SSL certificate installed is one of the 12 primary requirements set by PCI.

Search engine benefits

To give a safer web browsing experience from 2018 onwards, Google has decided to flag the websites which do not have an SSL/TLS Certificate installed on their website. If anyone fails to comply with this rule, all the popular web browsers used around the globe like Google Chrome & Firefox Mozilla will punish them by giving a warning message of ‘Not Secure’ on the URL bar. 

SSL certificates are included with every single plan!

At polur.net we believe in security for our customers and their end-users. That's why we include a free 256-bit SSL certificate with every one of our in-market hosting plans. So no matter which solution you choose, you will get the benefit of having a SSL certificate immediately enabled on your website, without any manual action or request being necessary. It's a convenient way to ensure your website is compliant with current web standards, without having to think twice about it. Unlike other providers, our SSL certificates that are included in every plan are not provided by Let's Encrypt, but instead they are equivalent to the paid certificates provided by Sectigo (formerly Comodo), an industry leader in SSL security. This ensures 100% compatibility with all devices, browsers and operating systems with no hassle.

Go ahead, choose one of our hosting plans today and be secured with SSL!

Categories: Advice

Tags: ssl, hosting

polur.net was started in 2004 as a premium web hosting and domain registration service provider. As one of the early companies in the market, we have grown to become a market-leading provider of customizable, premium web hosting solutions. Today, we support customers around the globe, from small businesses to municipalities. polur.net is proudly Canadian-owned and operated as a division of Cian Technologies Inc. To learn more about our products and services, visit www.polur.net.

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