Future-Proof Your Website with SSL

Stay ahead of upcoming changes with SSL/TLS certificates

Did you know that an SSL/TLS certificate can help you to future-proof your website? What do we mean by that? Well, there's a number of ways that the internet is about to evolve. And SSL will help keep you ahead of those changes. We realize that may be a little too abstract, so let's drill down into it a bit further…

The future will be here before you realize, will you be able to keep up with it?

Stay Ahead of Upcoming Changes

Right now your website is just a basic website, but as your company or business grows, maybe you'd like to add a mail server to it, or perhaps FTP access or a members' area. That's great. And picking the right SSL/TLS certificate can help you to secure it instantly.

In fact, this is one of the biggest benefits of Wildcard SSL/TLS Certificates. During the registration phase, you simply need to put an asterisk before your domain name when filling out your CSR – for example, *.yourwebsite.com – and you can secure an unlimited number of Sub-Domains (even if they don't exist yet).

That's right, as you add Sub-Domains, you simply need to re-issue your certificate – something that can be done for free on almost all SSL offerings – and voila! Your Sub-Domains are secured. This is a great feature that allows your company to grow at its own rate and still be protected.


Browser Warnings

As we mentioned earlier, the Internet is evolving. HTTP, which was the standard for a long time, is slowly being phased out as the browser community – the guys behind Safari, Chrome, Firefox, etc. – pushes for HTTPS to replace HTTP.

Or to put it another way, the browsers want to see universal encryption.

This means that soon, browsers will warn web users when they try to log on to non-encrypted websites. This is bad news for anyone that's not employing SSL.

But, with an SSL/TLS Certificate – regardless of what type you're using – you can avoid these traffic-killing warnings and continue on with business as usual. It's really a small price to pay to avoid these disruptive browser alerts. you really can't afford to have your website start getting them.

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The next generation of HTTP/HTTPS is called HTTP/2. Already portions of the Internet are beginning to change over to it. But, in order to use HTTP/2 – you guessed it – you'll need to have encryption. This means that soon, your website will be outmoded and served up as a risk if you're not using SSL to encrypt your communications. Between the browser alerts that will soon be popping up and the Internet's movement towards HTTP/2, it's getting harder to justify not using SSL.

Bear in mind, this is the health of your website we're talking about and to an extent the reputation of your business. You simply cannot afford to have browser warnings dissuading potential customers from accessing your site and as the Internet shifts to a new protocol, you don't want to be left on the outside looking in. The future will be here before you realize, will you be able to keep up with it? SSL can help.