With an SSL certificate, the traffic between your website and your visitors is secured with an encryption layer, preventing third parties to see what's happening between your visitors and your website. Should data still be intercepted, then they can't do anything with it since they don't have the key to decrypt the data. You can compare it to people speaking a foreign language in your vicinity. You can hear it, but you have no idea what is being said.
The extra security layer that an SSL certificate offers is even legally required in Europe when you process communication or payments through your website. With an SSL certificate you automatically comply with this obligation, in addition visitors will see that your website is secure because of the green lock displayed in the browser.
Digital communication between your website and its visitors are secured with an encryption layer, protecting your data at all times.
Your visitors immediately see the green padlock and that your website starts with HTTPS. They know rightaway that data is being handled in a secured manner.
With an SSL certificate you fully comply with the obligation of European privacy legislation to offer a secure connection.
Having an HTTPS connection on your website is one of Google's ranking factors, as they reward websites that value security.
When you purchase both your web hosting plan and domain name at PCextreme, we activate a free SSL certificate for your website.
SSL certificates at PCextreme are generated free of charge through Let's Encrypt, a joint initiative of the most influential internet companies.