SSL Certificate, How important for web hosting?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Smalss, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Smalss macrumors member

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    I am currently using Dreamhost to host a couple small websites I have made. Thinking about moving to a different hosting company because my year is up with them and now I have to pay full price. Just wondering how important SSL Certificate is for websites? I know the basics of what it is, but nothing more. I see some hosting companies offer the certificate for free and others don't. Do you have to have the certificate? And should you have the certificate?

    Cheers.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If you're asking people to pass some sort of credentials then yes, it is important. If you just have static webpages then no one cares.
     
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  4. manueld macrumors 6502

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    Let's put it this way as well..if you're going to be asking for sensitive information you should have SSL. Would you trust your sensitive info to a website without that little padlock? I hope not.
     

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