Secure authentication – HTTPS

Users expect a secure and private online experience

Secure authentication is a must have!

We recommend that you place your whole website under https:// and set it up with secure certificate. Users expect a secure and private online experience when using a website; Plus, in penalising HTTP connections, Google is taking steps to ensure they get it.

 

What Is HTTPS?

HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) and HTTPS (HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure) are both protocols, or languages, for passing information between web servers and clients. All you need to know is that HTTPS is a secure connection, whereas HTTP is unsecure. With a standard HTTP connection, it is possible for unauthorized parties to observe the conversation between your computing device and the site.

This “conversation” is typically mundane, unless you are entering sensitive information such as your password or credit card information. However, new rules would now also cover simple form entry. An HTTPS connection adds a blanket of security over that conversation using an SSL/TSL protocol (Secure Sockets Layer and Transport Layer Security). This connection encrypts data to prevent eavesdropping, protects the integrity of data to prevent corruption in transfer, and provides authentication to ensure communication only with the intended website.

In short: HTTP is not secure, and you should never trust your sensitive information to such a site. HTTPS is secure and is becoming the web standard.

 

Moving to a secure Web

In fact, Google Chrome is marking sites without HTTPS as non-secure with a warning. Put another way; Chrome will now require HTTPS for sites that collect sensitive information (This could be a simple contact form!).

This is the prime reason why we are recommending to all our clients if they have not done so already, that they should protect their visitors, set their website with an SSL certificate and migrate to HTTPS.

Following certificate implementation your websites will then be found under:

https://yourdomain.com

 

Secure website authentication costs:

We have had to change the way we manage this recently. There is a now once off set up cost of £80 followed by an annual fee of £50 + VAT per website*

* Please note this service and cost is only available when your website is hosted by Feelingpeaky.

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Bespoke options including add ons such as additional storage and bandwidth, SSL certificates, individual IP addresses and email are available. Contact us to find out more.

For full peace of mind with your business website we also recommend our secure WordPress hosting service within our monthly WordPress care plans.

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