deepAfrica is now giving away free SSL Certificate in Kenya for all accounts hosted with us. This is a great gift that will ensure that all your data will not be vulnerable as it is transmitted. This makes us one of the few web hosting companies that have taken on this bold move with most web hosting companies in Kenya still charging for their SSL certificates.
Just in case you do not know what in the world is an SSL certificate, let me assist. At the top of this page, the address will read Secure https://deepafrica.co.ke……. this means that the page has an SSL certificate as shown below
Normal websites without SSL Certificates load as https:// just as www.domainname.co.ke
What is SSL and Why is it Important?
According to a LinkedIn article, SSL stands for “secure sockets layer” and is a form of security for sites that handle sensitive information such as customer names, phone numbers, addresses and credit card numbers. It creates a secure connection between a customer’s web browser and the server of the company they’re interacting with. SSL is essential for any site that sells goods or services as it ensures that all information handled stays private and secure.
When you use HTTP in your communication, when you send information from your computer to another person through the internet, your communication is passing from computer to computer until it arrives at the desired destination. All the computers in this path can see your information: Passwords, Credit Card Numbers, Personal details when you do not use an SSL. This means that your information is may be compromised and at great risk when you use an insecure environment. By using HTTPS, your information is first encoded into a format that cannot be understood by man or computer and then sent. When it arrives at the intended recipient, it is decoded into a format that can be understood.
In short, your information will only be read by the intended recipients and no other third party can access it.
What Having a deepAfrica Free SSL Certificate in Kenya mean?
By having an SSL Certificate, your communication is securely and privately transferred between points on the Internet. This includes emails and information that is provided by customers within the website is going to be secure and cannot be intercepted.
Additionally, By having an SSL Certificate, you get the advantage of being trusted by the users of your website since they know that their data will not be read by unintended parties. This enhances the user experience and therefore sets you above the competition.
Google Is Now Having a Bias for Secure Websites
According to a CNN Article published in September of 2016, Google announced that they will start warning users of Google Chrome about visiting websites that are not secured. This is in a bid to make the internet safer in a day and age where hackers are releasing massive phishing attacks and multiple malicious attempts at getting user information. For those who may not know what phishing is, here is Wikipedia’s definition:
Phishing is the attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.
Why is deepAfrica giving free SSL Certificate in Kenya?
We are strong believers in providing value to our clients through everything that we do. Having secure communications between you and your customers improves your customer’s satisfaction and therefore enables you to do business for a long time.
Your prosperity is our joy for two reasons, first, when you prosper, our mission is fulfilled. Our mission is: Uniquely meeting the needs our society today by providing the best online solutions to facilitate personal and institutional growth. The other reason for actively seeking your prosperity is that when you succeed and have a secured future, we have confidence that we will exist for as long as you do as we continue providing you with immense value.
How to get your free SSL Certificate in Kenya
If you are a customer with us just write us a quick email to support at deepafrica.com requesting for the Free SSL in Kenya. You can mention that you got this information from the blog.
If you are not yet a customer with us, just visit our website to create a new hosting account with us. The Free ssl will be enabled as soon as your hosting service is up and running.
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