If you’re looking at setting up a new ecommerce business at the moment or a business that enables online transactions, it’s absolutely essential that you can protect the privacy of your customers.
In times of upheaval and economic instability, many people look to start new businesses ventures and online sales are now an integral part of most shopping experiences. Starting a business that sells online can be daunting if you’ve never done it before, but it doesn’t need to be.
There are some straight-forward ways you can make your website secure and protect transactions, for example, SSL certificates.
What are they and why are they important?
Security, security, security
When customers shop online, they need to know that your website is legitimate when they’re going to be sharing their personal data and payment details with you.
Here at DOWO, we can help to install security solutions for your website so that potential customers can conduct secure transactions. You can also build up trust with customers because they’ll be able to check that your website is safe. Without a SSL certificate, your website can get flagged up as insecure by a customer’s browser or search engine, which can put them off buying from your store.
We use Comodo for online security solutions and affordable, effective certificates are available for all types of different requirements. For any website that needs encryption, there’s a Comodo option that will suit its needs.
And because we work with Comodo, we can offer our customers multi-year discounts, which is a really sensible option as you’re likely to have your website with the long-term in mind. SSL Certificates can be purchased for up to 3 years, so it’s worth exploring discount options and you can discuss this with us when you purchase.
When you’ve chosen a certificate for hosting with DOWO, we can easily help to install functionality for you and get your certificate up and running. Or if you want to do it yourself then that’s simple too – you can install it using the “Auto Install SSL” feature in cPanel.
Dedicated Ips aren’t necessarily required but all of our SSL Certificates include a free dedicated IP address (normally £3/mo).
When you’ve purchased a certificate with us, if your requirements change or you need more security, you’re unable to upgrade your certificate. Instead, you can purchase another new certificate and install it on the same web server as the old certificate. We can help you with any additional security needs you’ve got and ensure that your website is running smoothly, with watertight security.
It’s so important to make sure that all of your security credentials are up to date and internet savvy shoppers will expect this of you. If you don’t look legitimate then customers will find it difficult to trust your website and part with their hard-earned cash.
Here at DOWO, we make it really easy for your business to sell online in a safe way – get in touch with us today and we’ll make sure you’re ticking all the boxes.