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Jul 26

Why Your Business Needs an SSL Certificate

By Cale Loken | Website Tips

Google Chrome Website Browser Now Shows Sites Without an SSL/https as “Not Secure”

We are going to cover everything you need to know about an SSL certificate, why it is important for your business and how to install one.

You will find out that it isn’t that difficult to get an SSL certificate installed on your website and it won’t cost you much or in most cases, anything. Operating a business takes a lot of time, effort, and know-how. There are so many aspects of the company that needs your utmost attention on a daily basis; this includes your company website. Many business owners think that once they have a website built, they can publish it and then leave it alone. If your company is building a new website or its first-ever website, it will need an SSL certificate.

An SSL(Secure Sockets Layer)/https certificate is the backbone of our secure Internet and it protects your sensitive information as it travels across the world’s computer networks. SSL is essential for protecting your website, even if it doesn’t handle sensitive information like credit cards. It provides privacy, critical security and data integrity for both your websites and your users’ personal information.

Not Secure Message From GoogleGoogle has started to mark websites that don’t have an SSL/https as “not secure”. Chrome has approximately 47% browser market share, so when this update is rolled-out a significant number of websites will be affected almost immediately.

According to recent HubSpot Research, up to 85% of people will not continue browsing if a site is not secure. In January 2017, Google rolled out a similar update that only applied to sites collecting sensitive information such as passwords or credit card numbers. With that in mind, users are now familiar with seeing this “not secure” warning, and per the research below will often leave a site because of it.

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WordPress vs Drupal vs Squarespace
Jul 06

WordPress, Squarespace, and Drupal: Which CMS Is Best for Your Site?

By Cale Loken | Business Website , WordPress

Learn the positives and negatives of each platform

By the end of this article, you will learn about three of the most powerful CMS(Content Management System) and which one is best for your business.

We break down the basics, functionality, scability, SEO, price, user and mobile friendliness of each platform.

WordPress, Squarespace, and Drupal are among the top contenders in content management systems and web building. But does one surpass the other in terms of what is best for your website? All three applications offer similar options but each one is unique in its offering. Here we break down the basics of each software and the benefits each offer for your business.

WordPress Basics

WordPress has two versions available to build your website: a self-hosted version and Hosted WordPress. Both applications are open-source, which means that anyone can easily view and modify it. This means your website design options are essentially unlimited.

Most people use the self-hosted version of WordPress, WordPress.org, which is software you install on your own server or web hosting. You’ll also need to register your own domain with this application. Since WordPress is the most common version used, this is the version we’ll focus on. You can learn WordPress and can build anything you want for your business.

With WordPress you have the flexibility to develop your website to its full potential. You have more themes and plugins at your disposal, which can really help you to customize certain aspects of your site such as your blog. If you are a commerce company or blog regularly, WordPress will help you stand out.

A self-hosted website on WordPress allows you own your content and maintain rights to do anything you want with it including sell it, advertise on it, and monetize your site. WordPress powers more than 30% of the websites on the internet and Google wants more of the internet powered by WordPress.

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