What is SSL or HTTPS?

What is SSL or HTTPS?

Categories: Hosting, Miscellaneous

Help ensure a safer internet by upgrading your website to the secure HTTPS protocol. Google has announced that from October 2017 they will start marking HTTP (regular) websites as ‘non-secure’.

What’s HTTPS?

Without any geeky words, a HTTPS / SSL website creates a secure connection between the visitor and the website, which makes it almost impossible for any data to be intercepted.

Why do you need this?

Here are some good reasons why your website should be served via HTTPS.


HTTPS protects your website’s data and its visitors. All data is encrypted so it cannot be intercepted.

Search engine optimisation (SEO)

Google and other search engines are providing a rankings boost for websites served with HTTPS.


Your visitors will see a ‘secure’ symbol when visiting your website in most web browsers.

Online shopping / eCommerce

If you are taking any payments on your website, having a HTTPS website is a must.

Where to next?

We manage the entire process, simply let us know that you wish to upgrade and we will take care of the rest. We have a simple HTTPS hosting plan, which doesn’t involve any set up fee.

If you would like to read more about this, you can view Google’s blog post here.