Some internet marketer (Curt Crowley) is selling this rubbish and people are falling for it, thinking their website will become secure.

Sorry  – It will not!

https in front of a domain in your browser means the owner has a ‘Security certificate’ which verifies that the site uses ‘end to end encryption’ for transactions with people like PayPal and for collecting information from you in ‘Contact us’ type forms.

NOTHING else!

You need a wide range of security measures to secure a website or server.

SSL Certificates come in many flavours  from ‘self signed Domain certificates’ to ‘enterprise’. Selfsigned certificates are free and expire every 3 months.

What is a DomainSSL Certificate?

DomainSSL offers you an economical and quick and easy to implement option for securing your website, without having to sacrifice any of the value-add features, making GlobalSign SSL Certificates unique.

DomainSSL is domain validated and fully automated, which means you’ll be able to start protecting your e-commerce, logins, webmail, blog visitors and more in just a few minutes. It activates the browser padlock and https and assures your website visitors and customers that you take their privacy seriously.

What is an OrganizationSSL Certificate?

High assurance OrganizationSSL Certificates provide instant identity confirmation and strong SSL protection for your website and business. OrganizationSSL is an organization validated certificate that gives your website a step up in credibility over domain validated SSL Certificates. It activates the browser padlock and https, shows your corporate identity, and assures your customers that you take security very seriously. Site visitors can verify that the website is operated by a legitimate company and is not an imposter site.

What is a Multi-Domain Certificate?

Multi-Domain also referred commonly as SAN Certificates, utilize Subject Alternative
Names (SANs) to secure up to 100 different domain names, subdomains, and
public IP addresses, using only one SSL Certificate and requiring only one IP to host
the Certificate.

We worked with Microsoft to develop an SSL Certificate specifically for use within
the Exchange and Communications Server environments. A SAN SSL Certificate
allows you to deploy the Domain Security feature and enable secure client access
from the Internet

While Multi-Domain SSL was originally developed for Unified Communications
applications, it can benefit anyone looking for the simplicity of consolidating many
domain names into a single SSL Certificate and single IP address.

What is a Wildcard SSL Certificate?

Wildcard SSL allows you to secure an unlimited number of subdomains on a single certificate. It’s a great solution for anyone who hosts or manages multiple sites or pages that exist on the same domain. The one-time cost of the certificate covers you for additional subdomains you may add in the future.

Unlike a standard SSL Certificate that is issued to a single Fully Qualified Domain Name only, e.g. www.yourdomain.com, which means it can only be used to secure the exact domain to which it has been issued, a Wildcard SSL Certificate is issued to *.yourdomain.com, where the asterisk represents all possible subdomains.

What is an ExtendedSSL Certificate?

ExtendedSSL is an Extended Validation Certificate, the highest class of SSL available today and lends more credibility to your website compared to using an organization or domain validated SSL Certificate. ExtendedSSL activates the green address bar and displays your organization name in the browser interface. These prominent security indicators increase user trust in your website and increase its credibility, leading to more sales conversions.

Shared Hosting

Cannot be secured effectively. You  are at the  mercy of the host who can have up to 5000 sites on one server (No wonder they are so slow). Because everyone has different needs, the doors are wide open.

VPS

Now you have control – IF you make the effort. We run 5 servers with massive amounts of extra security. An ‘Off the shelf’ VPS or dedicated server comes with only basic security enabled as the vendor has no idea what you want to do with it. Like a new computer with no anti virus installed.

WordPress Site

Wordfence is simply fantastic and will protect your site, end of story. Hundreds of sites, years of hosting sites and never has one been hacked – BECAUSE we use Wordfence.