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SSL Site Hosting

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SSL is the new normal on today's web.

Websites are Moving to SSL

Today's users have more doubts about online privacy than ever before. To assuage those concerns, Design Spike offers SSL Site Hosting. An SSL (or Secure Sockets Layer) is a standard technology behind establishing an encrypted connection between a web server (host) and a web browser (client). This connection between the two makes sure that all the data passed between them remains private. So how can you tell a website is secure? See that little green lock in front of the website URL? That says that the site uses an SSL. If you don’t see it, the site is not secure.

Chrome displaying the SSL security indicator

In 2017 Chrome and Firefox started displaying additional warnings on websites that use insecure connections. We expect these rules to become more strict as SSL transitions into the baseline standard across the web.

Chrome displaying Not Secure indicator for sites that ask for passwords or CC numbers, but don't use SSL

Moving to SSL today ensures that your site will be compliant with the more restrictive set of rules that will inevitably be implemented.

Google also gives a slight boost in rankings to sites that provide SSL connections. Though we can't tell how much weight Google gives to SSL, search engine users are more likely to click links that start with "https://".

SSL Site Hosting

Pricing and What's Included

  • SSL Site Hosting by Design Spike
  • Top-tier hosting platform with our industry leading partner, LiquidWeb, on the premium Cloud Sites infrastructure
  • 5x 25GB email inboxes
  • SHA256 SSL provided by Comodo
  • Free SSL installation and maintenance
  • Monthly scan of your SSL certificate with SSL Labs
  • Monthly check of your homepage for mixed-content errors
  • HSTS browser policy and SSL redirect
  • $75 / month

That's only $25 more a month if you already host with us.

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“We have always been impressed with Design Spike's attention to detail and working closely with us and our clients while controlling cost and meeting all deadlines.”

- Bill Burke, Burke Marketing Promotions

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