Https – What is it? And why is it important.

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Google wants it. Firefox complains when it’s not there. So what’s the main advantages of https? Why do i need it? And where do I get it?…

What the hell is it?

HTTPS is a secure version of HyperText Transfer Protocol or HTTP for short. The ‘S’ stands for Secure.

It is a method for ensuring secure communication between a user’s browser and a web server. It is often recognised as showing a green address bar or padlock in the browser window to indicate a secure connection.

In short, it makes your website and transactions on it secure and encrypted.

Why do i need it? 

Chrome, Safari and Firefox are making it very clear to users if your website is secure or not. Having https setup correctly will display a little padlock symbol against your domain name. This, if nothing else – suggests you care about your users and potential customers enough to make their transactions and information secure.

Why would anyone give information over a non secure website? This is 2019. In fact they may just leave the site.

I don’t have an e-commerce store, do I still need it?

Again, Yes is the short answer. It’s not critical but it not only makes transactions safe and secure. It will…

  • Speed up your website
  • Improve your Google positioning
  • Look better to your customers and potential customers.

Google is still putting pressure on websites to improve their security. The search engine giants issued a ‘final warning’ in October 2018, which shows that strengthening the SEO impact of HTTPS is being taken very seriously,and so you should think about making the security switch sooner rather than later.

How much does it cost?

Costs vary depending on your hosting configuration but generally it will cost around £100 per year. And a web team might charge a small fee for configuring it for you.

How can I get it setup?

Your first port of call should be your web team or designer. If you’ve setup the website yourself, then try your domain host. Often setting up https can be a tricky process and then there’s a little work involved in re-submitting your website to search engines when the job’s done.

If you need any help please don’t hesitate to contact us at: www.beacon13.com

American medical company continues their relationship with Beacon13 for web design and development

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Rennova Health Inc. revisit their relationship with Beacon13 commissioning a new CMS website for their subsidiary; Health Technology Solutions Inc.

Beacon13 has been developing and hosting websites for Rennova Inc since 2017. Among the projects where a series of hospital websites for acquisitions by the US medical firm.

Health Technology Solutions

In 2018 Rennova will be restructuring their company in which the technology arm of their company will fall under the umbrella of Health Technology Solutions Inc.

Rennova have commissioned Beacon13 ltd to provide digital identify, web design, CMS functionality and hosting for the new company. The new project will be hosting in Beacon13’s US dedicated hosting environment.

“We look forward to working with Rennova again and in particular the new HTS team on an exciting health technology web project. We’re well positioned to support HTS with anything they might need to support their digital business journey.”

Hosting

As a US based company to provide speed, security, authenticity and integrity, it’s important to have a dedicated hosting solution based in the US. Beacon13 has created a hosting environment with Microsoft Azure, located in the US to facilitate Rennova and HTS projects.

Beacon13’s relationship with Rennova has been mutually beneficial and we look forward to supporting the Rennova and HTS team in the coming months and years.