- You can expect better Google page search rankings
- In general, much better security for your website
- Greater customer trust in your site
Now that you know that you need to use SSL what’s next? You’ll need to purchase a certificate! The good news here is that all hosting companies offer SSL certificates and the trend today is to include some sort of SSL certificate with a hosting package. If you must purchase one, the cost runs from around $10 to $100 per year for a standard certificate. If you need to protect enterprise information and/or financial data with high-level security expect to shell out $500 to a few thousands a year. I use and strongly recommend WordPress hosting with SiteGround. They include a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate for FREE now with all their hosting packages. I use the GrowBig package that includes many features and add-ons the most other web hosting companies charge extra for.
Next, we’ll cover email accounts!