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What is an SSL Certificate?
An SSL Certificate establishes an encrypted link between a web server and a browser and it ensure that all data passed between the web server and browser remain private (concepts taken from ssl.com). The indication of a valid SSL Certificate includes a sometimes green lock, and the “s” being added to the http ie. https://
What Does it Mean when my SSL Certificate Expires?
When your SSL expires, your site will stop working and will return an error message discouraging visitors from going to your site. Your SSL certificate must be renewed annually to keep your site loading properly.
My SSL Certificate is Expired, What Do I Do?
A reminder that your SSL certificate must be renewed annually to keep your site loading properly. CanTrust will set this up for you.
Why is it important to have a valid SSL Certificate?
Having an up-to-date SSL Certificate is not only an invisible security measure, it will also maintain confidence in your site.
Other reasons to keep your SSL Certificate Up-to-Date:
- it helps to affirm your site identity to visitors – increasing confidence in their online experience on your site;
- it improves your search engine ranking (you’ve probably heard a lot about SEO). Google doesn’t even rank you anymore if you are not SSL.
If you have any payment options on your site, SSL certification is one of 12 Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance requirements.