If you visit many website in ZImbabwe, you will usually notice that the little padlock in your browser will turn red and notify you that you connection to that site is not secure.
What does this mean? You should probably not enter any data you wouldn’t want in the hands of hackers on that particular site.
If you click on the little padlock on this site, you will notice when you click it, a notice will pop -up telling you any information you enter on our site is secure.
Many people now understand how valuable their data is online, so if you currently have a website that is not secured by an SSL certificate. You may be losing leads or sales on your website as people are scared to enter the information.
What is an SSL certificate?
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a security technology that is commonly used to secure server to browser transactions. This generally includes the securing of any information passed by a browser (such as a customer’s credit card number or password) to a webserver (such as an online store or online banking application).
At the very least an SSL or TLS certificate is one of the basic security features any website should have. Not only does it give your customers trust. If you want your website to rank hire on Google it is imperative your website is secure or Google will relegate your website.
Can I Get One In Zimbabwe?
There is a misconception that businesses in Zimbabwe cannot secure their sites.
Zimbabwean individuals and business entities are now banned by the Certification Authority Browser Forum from receiving Extended Validation SSL, Organization Validation (OV), and Domain Validation (DV) certificates .
Whilst this is true, this only affects top-level country domains such as .co.zw.
However, if you have a .com or any other domain you may be able to secure your site.
How Much Vakomana?
SSL can be free in fact Let’s Encrypt one of the leading SSL certificate issuers can secure your site for free. Where you may run into cost is if you are not tech savvy to set up an SSL for yourself.
If you take a hosting with us. all our our packages come with an SSL certificate, which we automatically renew for you.
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