(The Hosting News) – Singhost has officially launched their SSL Certificate program and named Tim Leong as the man charge of this newest venture. Tim has work experience with a number of ventures similar to Singhost and was involved deeply in coming up with SEO techniques at his previous position at Upward Ventures, which complements his technical knowledge of Internet Security, and puts him in a good position with his new responsibilities regarding SSL certificates.
“We are pleased at having Tim on board with us. His particular expertise in SEO and Internet Security will enable him to successfully launch our SSL certificates venture as smoothly as possible.” said Fred Goh, sales manager of Singhost.
A SSL certificate has become the need of the hour for the majority of websites that are present on the Internet. SSL, or Secure Socket Layer, encrypts any information that is passed through it before relaying it over the web. Therefore, if any unauthorized person is sniffing data being sent over a website, he or she will not be able to do much with it since the information itself will be encoded.
There are different levels of encryptions that are available with an SSL certification. For instance, users can opt for 256-bit as well as 128-bit encryption. The former provides a higher standard of encryption that is more difficult to crack, whereas the latter is easier, but is what is more commonly used. 128-bit encryption is more common since it does not require a lot of resources when it comes to the processing, so the overheads are lower with it.
In fact, for users who have built or are looking to build e-commerce websites, even on cloud hosting accounts, an SSL certification is a necessity rather than a luxury. When a SSL certificate is obtained, there are a number of ways through which a website visitor will be able to confirm the validity of the certificate. For instance, when a user logs onto a SSL certified website, the starting of the website address in the browser address bar will change from HTTP to HTTPS. In addition, there should be a lock icon, typically next to the address bar, or on the lower right corner of the browser window. By clicking on the lock icon, users can actually check out the version and the type of SSL certificate that a website possesses.
Moreover, an SSL certificate assures a user that a website is trustworthy. Valid, trustworthy SSL certification is provided to a website only after certain protocols and procedures are met. Therefore, any website that exists only for fraudulent purposes will never be able to obtain one. That is why, like other website trust seals, the SSL seal that is placed on a website is located at a spot that is highly visible, because website owners want the SSL certificate to be one of the first things that the user spots.
Lastly, an SSL certificate has an expiry date after which the owner of the website is supposed to renew it. When inputting sensitive information such as personal details and credit card numbers, a website will load the SSL certification. If the certificate has expired, the website will display a notification telling the user that the website is no longer safe.
Users looking to build a website that people on the web can trust and transact on, should definitely look into Singhost’s SSL certificates.