It doesn’t matter if you’re designing a new website or if you already have a website that is not secure, website security is important. Let’s take a look at what having a website that is not secure, why it is important and how to fix it.
What Does it Mean?
Check your URL to see if you have HTTP or HTTPS. If the URL begins with HTTP, then you are in need of upgrading your security.
If your website shows up as ‘not secure’, then it’s missing the SSL certificate. This is website security that protects internet sites. By having a secure website it means that your website creates a safe connection with your visitors server. By having a not secure connection, it means that information sent and received with the page is unprotected. This information could be stolen or modified.
Why It’s Important to Have a Secure Website
As you probably guessed, having an insecure website is not good. Not only will you be more prone to viruses and loss of trust with potential customers but it can have a negative impact on search engine rankings.
That means you’ll lose business or revenue from having an insecure website. Let’s fix that.
How Can You Fix It
Check your hosting provider. Any good hosting service will offer a SSL Certificate for free. You’ll need to download the SSL certificate to your content management system.
Alternatively, you and download a free SSL certificate and install it yourself. Just make sure to do your research first and pick a reputable one. If you don’t relish the thought of doing it yourself, hire someone to take care of it for you.
Granted, this is not everyone’s cup of tea. At AMC we can take care of the day-to-day maintenance and management of your website. That includes making sure your website is secure. If you don’t know where to start or don’t have time to take care of website maintenance, let us do it fo you. We offer reasonable monthly or yearly packages that won’t break the bank.