Does My Website Need an SSL Certificate?

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As the current knowledge economy continues to grow leaps and bounds, there is more exchange of information every microsecond. But such developments also make the said information vulnerable. That is why security is a major concern. To keep websites and webpages more secure than ever, search engines like Google have introduced a mandate that requires all websites and webpages to have a security certificate, which, is otherwise known as Security Socket Layer or SSL. It is determined by an ā€˜Sā€™ at the end of your URL prefix (HTTP). The SSL certificate helps protect the privacy of critical data (and other content) on your website, and as a site owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that your website carries an SSL certificate.

Apart from this, there are a few other direct and indirect reasons for including a security certificate on a webpage, each of which is explained below.

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