London, England (PRWEB UK) 31 August 2014
HostPresto! are following Google's lead in the front-line battle for security and protection of personal information on the Internet by promoting the wider use of SSL/HTTPS. Their opening offensive? Offering 50 complimentary SSL certificates worth £1500 to those who want to get secure.
Not a day goes by where the news does not feature a story about personal details being stolen via the Internet. Or a new leak about a national government snooping on foreign or its own citizens, including their browsing habits, emails, instant chat conversations, etc.
The Internet has always had a way of reducing this risk, via the use of SSL (secure socket layer). On the pages where sensitive data is entered, such as credit card information, https is used. This is usually indicated by a padlock within the web browser.
HostPresto! want to take to this one step further. They want to see every website and every page secured with this technology. This means that even if anyone is snooping or attempting to steal information, the information they see is encrypted and is near impossible to decrypt.
Being a web hosting company, HostPresto! are uniquely positioned to make a difference by helping educate their customers on why SSL is so important and what the major benefits are of going fully secure. They will not only install SSL on customers websites, but they will even redirect all non secure pages to the new secure version.
Nick Webb, the technical director at HostPresto!, commented:
“We want to educate our customers and the wider web that SSL is no longer just for pages where credit card information is being entered. They should be securing every page on their website, regardless of the content. Whether it be a website about your beloved cat or a thriving social community that processes many social interactions daily. There are other benefits too, such as improvements to your Google rankings, another attractive reason to go secure.”
"Google recently posted on their blog stating that they too wish to see the wider use of SSL on websites across the Internet and have openly admitted that 100% secure sites will fair better in the search rankings than non secure websites. This alone is a reason you should be thinking of going secure. The following is taken directly from this blog post:"
“Beyond our own stuff, we’re also working to make the Internet safer more broadly. A big part of that is making sure that websites people access from Google are secure.“
“For these reasons, over the past few months we have been running tests taking into account whether sites use secure, encrypted connections as a signal in our search ranking algorithms. We've seen positive results, so we're starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal.“
Read the full post here: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/https-as-ranking-signal.html.
For more information on the SSL services HostPresto! offer see: https://hostpresto.com/ssl-certificates.html.