Now that GDPR is out of the way – the digital world has now found something new to panic about endlessly. Welcome to, “Does my site need an SSL Certificate?”. Sit back, relax, and decide for yourself at the end of this post.

What is an SSL Certificate?

First things first – what is an SSL Certificate? Well, an official definition (that no one understands) has a lot of words and phrases like, “cryptographic” and “digitally binding”. These words are helpful to near-enough no one as no one knows what theyactually mean. BUT, fear not – once again, the supeheroes are here to answer those pestering questions you may have. As well as being here to give you the definition that we will all find much simpler.

Visually, you know a website has an SSL Certificate when you can see that little padlock in the url box, or a green bar where it used to be white. You will also see the HTTPs protocol, in place of the old HTTP one – in this case, the added “s” stands for “secure”. So, to piece together these snippets of info, we have the following…