As of October 2017, Google will be implementing a new policy alerting visitors of websites that do not use a SSL certificate on their site. A SSL certificate is a encryption technology that allows data to be transmitted securely. Even if your website does not process any sensitive data, Google will notify the site visitor that the site is not using a SSL, and this could negatively affect your business if users are scared away from using your site.
The goal of the SSL certification is to:
- authenticate that you are the owner of your website,
- that the integrity of your data has not been compromised,
- and to encrypt any communications received or transmitted by your website visitors.
We are offering Basic Website SSL Package for all template site clients for $99/per year. All SSL’s require an annual renewal. The other additional cost is for a required dedicated IP address for any site that uses a SSL. This is a cost of $5/month added to your hosting.
Please note, although this is not mandatory, we highly recommend it to avoid future issues for your website visitors.
The fees for your SSL certificate will be applied to your next hosting invoice.