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August 1st, 2017

liveBooks Provides Free SSL Encryption for All Websites

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At liveBooks, we’re always looking for ways to improve our website building platform and we are very proud to announce that all liveBooks websites can now take advantage of HTTPS, the most secure protocol available for websites today. Below  you will find more information about SSL Web Hosting and HTTPS and what the added benefits are for both you, your business, and your visitors alike.

What is SSL?

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) creates a private session between a web browser and a website. During the session, the browser and the website use a cipher to encrypt data before sending it to the other party. The website and the browser being used to view it use a decryption key to decipher the data. Without the key, the data looks like a random jumble of letters, numbers, and symbols.

What are the benefits of SSL Web Hosting?

By having SSL, you allow your website and your website’s visitor to communicate and share data without the possibility of someone intercepting and reading the data. This is a great added feature to your website, especially if it gathers personal information such as credit card information, phone numbers, or passwords.

How does SSL benefit users?

There are many network connections between your computer and the websites you view. Your computer sends information to your network router. From there, the information travels through your network router. The information then travels through your broadband modem, your Internet service provider and various network backbones and data centers before finally reaching the website. At any one of these connection junctions, a malicious individual could theoretically intercept and read the transferred data. However, with SSL, reading the information is nearly impossible without the decryption key.

How does SSL benefit website owners?

SSL gives website owners an advantage from both a security and SEO standpoint. Analysis of more than one million search results supports the conclusion that SSL is a fairly strong ranking factor on Google and is steadily becoming more important. Having a HTTPS website shows search engines and web users that you value security above all else.

Web browsers and SSL

In January 2017, Google Chrome began displaying a warning pop-up that let users know when a website they were browsing did not support SSL but asked for personal information, such as passwords and credit card information. Having an SSL-enabled website ensures that your users will never see the “Not Secure” message and allow visitors to make purchases confidently as well as give you personal information needed for transactions. Overall, having an HTTPS website may improve your website’s conversion rates by giving website users a safer website experience.

Contact liveBooks Today

Contact us today to learn more about this exciting new feature and start your 14-day free trial to see how easy building a secure website can be. Are you a current customer that wants to switch over to SSL? Follow our easy instructions found through this link in our support library for more information.

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