We Professionally Install HTTPS on Your Website
Do you have a website that got slapped by Google Chrome’s “Not Secure” warning in the address bar? If you haven’t heeded the warnings to switch to HTTPS, you need to take action immediately to avoid losing traffic to your competitors.
Google is establishing HTTPS as a minimum standard for all websites, whether they ask users to complete form fields or not. If you have a static HTML or WordPress website, it’s simple to add an SSL certificate to meet this requirement. On the other hand, if you are trying to secure a web app that relies on a web server and reverse proxy, the configuration may be more complex.
Over the years, users have been conditioned to look in their address bar for the “padlock” before trusting a website with their personal information. Don’t let the scarlet letter “Not Secure” taint your organization’s reputation, and drive potential customers away. We can implement a free Let’s Encrypt certificate which auto-renews itself every 3 months, or obtain a paid certificate from commercial CAs such as Comodo, GeoTrust, GoDaddy, and Symantec.
Depending on your server architecture and/or intended use case, we will recommend which type of certificate is better for you. Contrary to popular belief, a free “Let’s Encrypt” certificate can be equally as secure as a commercial certificate, if configured correctly. As long as your web server is compatible with the automatic renewal cron job, you can set it and forget it.
Free vs Commercial SSL Certificates
|Free “Let’s Encrypt” Certificates||Commercial Certificates|
|Issuance||Through ACME protocol by webroot, temporary web server, or DNS TXT record verification||By uploading a verification file, setting a DNS record, or clicking a link emailed to WHOIS contact|
|Support||Community support in forums||24/7 technical support|
|Validity||Renew every 3 months||Up to 2 years|
|Browser Compatibility||All major web browsers – Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Edge, Opera||98%+ of web browsers, including potentially more obscure operating system versions|
|Assurance||Domain Validation Only||Domain, Organization, or Extended Validation (Green Bar) Security|
|Warranty||No warranty||Warranty up to $500,000 or more|
|Recommended For||Static web sites, WordPress blogs, internal web applications||E-commerce or financial websites requiring the highest user trust|
Contact us for a free assessment what it would take to get your website or web app secure. Not only will you get the “padlock symbol” in your browser, our team will ensure that you use the latest ciphers, and correctly configure HTTP to HTTPS redirection, to ensure no traffic is inadvertently leaked over a non-secure connection.