Do I Need an SSL Certificate for My Website?

An SSL certificate is an encryption tool added to your hosting package that allows users to interact with your website in a secure and encrypted manner.

Traditionally, an SSL certificate was reserved for websites with e-commerce, private wealth information or financial information. However, in 2017, Google’s Chrome browser started flagging any webpage without an SSL as nonsecure. Since then, other major browsers have started to do the same.

In this edition of Web Dev 101, Joe Jorgenson tells why you need an SSL certificate for your website. “This non-secure flag negatively impacts user confidence and conversion rates,” he says.

Jorgenson, president at Robin Technologies, has over 18 years of web development experience and has been an A+ certified hardware technician since 1997. During his time at Robintek, Jorgenson has managed hundreds of clients; assisting them with effective marketing strategies and finding more efficient ways to manger their business through the use of technology.

Robin Technologies is a family-owned web development, multimedia and technology company with offices located in Worthington and Akron, Ohio. In business since 1998, Robintek is the primary web developer for over 500 Ohio Companies and has done work for many more. Robintek works with clients to identify and define the needs of their business and apply web based business solutions through content management systems, marketing, e-commerce, custom programming, event registration, and contact lead management. For more information visit or contact us at [email protected].

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