We’re proud to offer free SSL certificates for all websites hosted with Advisor Designs’ website hosting account.
We firmly believe that added security and better SEO is our responsibility to our clients at Advisor Designs. Advisors on our updated hosting platform will not be required to incur the added costs or technical challenges required to implement SSL security for their website.
Our users can feel more confident than ever about the security of their websites, and as an added benefit, websites hosted with Advisor Designs with SSL enabled will enjoy a boost in search rankings (Google and other search engines are prioritizing HTTPS websites).
Is it really free?
Yes! To manage SSL for our users, we’ve integrated with Comodo, a free and open certificate authority (CA) run for the public’s benefit that provides free SSL certificates. Both Advisor Designs and Let’s Encrypt want to create a safer, more secure and privacy-respecting web. We’re excited to be on the forefront of this important movement!
SSL provides confidence and security for your website visitors
HTTP stands for hypertext transfer protocol. It’s what allows data to be transferred from a web server to a browser to view websites. With HTTP, data is not encrypted, so it is more vulnerable to interception by third parties to gather data being passed between the two systems.
This can be addressed by using a secure version called HTTPS, where the “S” stands for “Secure”. To properly utilize HTTPS for your website, you need an SSL certificate. “SSL” stands for Secure Sockets Layer – a technology which creates a secure, encrypted connection between your web browser and the website you’re visiting. SSL allows both you and your website visitors to feel confident that all visitor information is secure. And we believe that confidence is an important part of your online identity.