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Google is releasing Chrome 56 this month. This new version may impact websites without SSL Certificates, warning visitors they are not secure. Use the free scanning tool to see if your site passes Chrome’s security checks before the new policy kicks in.

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What does this scanner do?
This free tool scans your website for two things:
1) Forms that handle login or payment information.
2) The installation of an SSL certificate. This determines whether your site will display warnings to visitors using the latest Google Chrome browser version.

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5 TIPS FOR CHOOSING A RELIABLE WEB HOSTING SERVICE COMPANY

In the world of the internet it is important to produce attractive content and a responsive website in order to provide the biggest benefit to your audience. But more often than not, internet developers and content marketers do not spend enough time evaluating their web hosting service in order to ensure that their content remains available 24/7.

Your hosting company should be able to offer a high level of internet security in order to safeguard from cyber attacks and website hacking a security breaches can result in a high level of lost revenue as users choose to buy products and services from competitor websites.

At GM Hosting Hub we offer tight protections against cyber criminal and terrorism. With free Let’s Encrypt for each of our customers, CageFS and 24/7 security team working around the clock to ensure your site always available.

The main web hosting buying criteria is usually price with web developers and content marketers focusing on companies that provide cheap virtual web hosting and cheap domain hosting. But in addition to this, some attention should be paid to reliability. It is critical that the web host company is able to provide a reliable web hosting experience.

So what should be considered when you are searching for a reliable web hosting service?

 

Select the right hosting package

Businesses often select low cost hosting solutions which use cheap virtual hosting solutions. However, the small price tag could result on slow response times which will cause your users to click away from your products and service. Whilst a Virtual Private Server (VPS) or a dedicated linux server might be a little more expensive, they usually provide high quality web performance, faster response times, and a better overall customer experience.

Ensure you have the right bandwidth solution

Many web hosting companies offer unlimited bandwidth. It is important that you select the right bandwidth solution. A traffic analysis will give you an idea of how much bandwidth your website will need.

Use an established provider

It is important that you use an established web hosting provider. Your business has the potentially to grow very quickly and it is imperative that you have scalable resources in place to take advantage of this rapid growth.

Know what kind of traffic you will attract

If your website is just an online CV or just a few static pages, it will not be as resource intensive as a website which is streaming or hosting large amounts of data. If your website is not resource intensive you may consider an inexpensive web hosting solution using a shared server. If your website is very resource intensive you may wish to consider a dedicated server which uses linux hosting.

Test the customer service

It is important that the customer service offered by your hosting provider is knowledgeable and offers a quick and efficient solution to any problem you may encounter. Ensure that you test the customer support to confirm that it meets your technical requirements.

Whether you have never used SSL before, or are an existing customer with us, please give us a call to learn more about how you can use SSL to not just encrypt and secure your website’s communications, but also improve your brand’s reputation and increase customer loyalty.

Check out our best offer for your business :

RapidSSL Certificate
Free SSL Certificate
RapidSSL Wildcard Certificate
GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium Certificate
GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium Wildcard Certificate
GeoTrust True BusinessID Certificate
GeoTrust True BusinessID with Multi-Domain
GeoTrust True BusinessID with EV
Geo Trust True Business ID With EV Multi-Domain
GeoTrust True BusinessID Wildcard Certificate
GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium Multi Domain Certificate
GeoTrust Web Site Anti-Malware Scan
Symantec Secure Site
Symantec Secure Site Pro
Symantec Secure Site Pro Wildcard
Symantec Secure Site with EV
Symantec Secure Site Pro with EV
Symantec Secure Site Wildcard
Symantec Code Signing Individual
Symantec Code Signing
Symantec Safe Site
Thawte SSL123 Certificates
Thawte SSL123 Wildcard Certificates
thawte SSL Web Server Certificates
Thawte SSLWebserver EV
Thawte Wildcard SSL Certificate
Thawte Code Signing Certificate
Thawte Code Signing Individual Certificate
Comodo Code Signing Certificate
Comodo Essential SSL Certificate
Comodo EssentialSSL Wildcard Certificate
Comodo EV Multi-Domain SSL Certificate
Comodo EV SSL Certificate
Comodo HackerGuardian PCI Scan Control Center
Comodo HackerProof Trust Mark including Daily Vulnerability Scan
Comodo InstantSSL Certificate
Comodo InstantSSL Pro Certificate
Comodo Multi-Domain SSL Certificate
Comodo PositiveSSL Certificate
Comodo PositiveSSL Wildcard Certificate
Comodo Premium SSL Certificate
Comodo PremiumSSL Wildcard Certificate
Comodo SSL Certificate
Comodo Wildcard SSL Certificate
Comodo Unified Communications Certificate
Comodo Elite SSL
Domain Validated UCC SSL
PositiveSSL Multi-Domain Certificate
PositiveSSL Multi-Domain Wildcard Certificate
Comodo Unified Communications Wildcard Certificate
Comodo Multi-Domain Wildcard SSL Certificate
Comodo PCI Scanning Enterprise ion
Web Inspector Premium
Web Inspector Starter
Web Inspector Plus
Web Inspector Enterprise
CERTUM Commercial SSL WildCard Certificate
Certum Commercial SSL
CERTUM Trusted SSL Wildcard Certificate
CERTUM Trusted SSL Certificate
CERTUM Basic ID Certificate
CERTUM Professional ID Certificate
CERTUM Enterprise ID Certificate
Comodo Personal Authentication Basic Certificate
Comodo Personal Authentication Pro Certificate
Comodo Personal Authentication Enterprise Certificate
Symantec® Secure Site Multi-Domain Wildcard
Symantec® Secure Site Pro Multi-Domain Wildcard
GeoTrust True BusinessID with Multi-Domain Wildcard
Thawte SSL Webserver Multi-Domain Wildcard
Symantec® Secure Site Pro SHA-1 Private
Basic Web Site Anti-Malware Scan

Let’s Encrypt vs commercial SSL, which one you should go for ?

A new Certificate Authority, Let’s Encrypt, is here and  begin offering free DV SSL Certificates.

Let’s Encrypt is a new non-profit Certificate Authority (CA) sponsored and founded by industry advocates; such as, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Mozilla, and the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). Let’s Encrypt will be launching very soon and will be offering free SSL certificates.

Of course we are strong supporters of universal encryption and hope that Let’s Encrypt will lower barriers for websites that can’t afford existing SSL options. However, we do not think Let’s Encrypt should be a viable option for commercial use of any kind, you should continue to buy from established Certificate Authorities (CAs) such as Symantec, Comodo, GeoTrust, RapidSSL and Thawte. Especially since the pricing for basic encryption/Domain Validated (DV) certificates are available for extremely low and affordable rates and still carry a strong brand name recognized by most web users. Also, Let’s Encrypt will not be able to provide a few major types of SSL certificate solutions, like Extended Validation (EV) or multi-domain certificates and we definitely don’t think that a free certificate solves a user’s most pressing problem when browsing on the web: Authentication.

Let’s Encrypt Will Have Major Limitations

Unfortunately, Let’s Encrypt will have some very notable limitations due to their limited funding and infrastructure. Because they will only be offering free certificates, they will only be able to provide automated, basic encryption only/Domain Validated (DV) SSL certificates with no other frills that typically come with SSL certificates.

These limited certificates only confirm the ownership of your domain, and don’t involve any vetting of your business information (which typically takes a validation expert’s time and effort to manually verify) or any additional features found in basic certificates, like a site seal or a warranty. In general, businesses that want to offer their potential customers an additional layer of safety & security like activating all SSL indicators in browser or from promoting authentication should opt for OV or EV certificates from trusted 3rd party security companies/commercial CAs such as Symantec and Comodo.

EV certificates (like the one we use on our website) are the only kind that activate the Green Address Bar, the most prominent SSL indicator in the world, which proudly displays your business name and location next to your URL in web browsers in green. Green means go in all languages and for all ages!

Many of the largest companies in the world use EV SSL certificates because they are better equipped to communicate trust and security to the general website visitors. Twitter, Apple, and PayPal, for example, all use EV SSL to ensure users have absolutely no doubt they are on the official and intended website. Banks almost exclusively use EV SSL because EV certificates are less vulnerable to unauthorized issuance and phishing attacks. The green bar cannot be duplicated by a hacker at all.

Also, Let’s Encrypt won’t have support for Wildcard SSL certificates at launch. Wildcard certificates allow you to protect subdomains of your choice, indicated by the use of an “*” (giving you the option to extend SSL security to the location of the asterisk, such as “*.domain.com” or “*.employeeportal.domain.com”). These certificates are incredibly versatile and an efficient option for management reasons. For some websites, they can actually be the only option if they need to have immediate SSL security on new subdomains.

We believe these are major limitations which will exclude a notable number of users and use-cases from even trying out the certificate.

Years of Experience Taught us That Users Need More than a Free Certificate

We have worked with hundreds of thousands of customers and if our experience has taught us anything, it’s that SSL can be confusing, and many people need help. Knowing what type of certificate you need and how you will get it successfully working on your network are the most common and most serious questions our customers and partners have. Anyone who works with SSL knows it’s about much more than just making a purchase. These complex security solutions need hand holding, therefore are not a type of product that can just be sold and never spoken of again. People need help with validation, installation, site seals, Always on SSL implementation, random industry updates & compliance, etc. even if it is just with a basic DV certificate.

Every customer of ours gets 24 x 7 access to our customer support to help with any part of the SSL process. For example, when the Heartbleed bug was discovered, our team of SSL experts was answering questions non-stop from website owners and administrators worried about what to do next. When the industry announced the SHA-2 migration, we had thousands of calls from confused users who did not know if they would be affected.

Due to the nature of Let’s Encrypt, they won’t have staff on hand to help you get your first SSL certificate installed, or have a 24 x 7 hotline the next time a critical bug is discovered. Community support will be available, but we don’t think this will be the best option for professionals and business owners who need to quickly get their site configured and working, and move on to the job they really care about which involves making money. If an issue with the magnitude of Heartbleed occurred and your business was relying on a free certificate issued by Let’s Encrypt and you need help navigating the process to resolve the issue, you might be in some serious trouble all in an attempt to save $20-$50 at the onset…it’s just not worth the risk.

We have found that what our customer’s need most isn’t a free certificate, but help and guidance on how to ensure their SSL configuration is working properly and is adequately secure. Most businesses view time as the most precious commodity, so they are more than willing to pay for a security product that is backed with 24/7 support and quick solutions, rather than simply getting a free product that requires countless hours of manual intervention. Web security in nothing to cut corners on in this day and age, it needs to be left to industry experts and security companies with specialized & optimized security protocols, processes & procedures.

We also strongly believe in the reputation of the existing CAs. Numerous studies have shown that globally recognized CAs like Symantec, Comodo, GeoTrust, and Thawte reassure millions of people using the web every day. Case studies have shown that using a “Site Seal” (an interactive badge showing your website’s use of SSL and choice of CA) from a trusted CA can improve customer trust and conversion rates, especially the Norton® Secure Seal, which comes with all Symantec branded certificates and it the most-recognized trust mark on the web.

Let’s Encrypt’s one-size-fits-all approach isn’t perfect. A personal blog has different needs than a corporate homepage. At GMHosting Hub, we believe there is a perfect solution for everyone: personal attention and attentive support behind globally recognized brands.

As SSL encryption becomes more prevalent, websites and online businesses looking to stand out will need to do more. We hope that the green padlock, an indicator that SSL is being used on a website, will become ubiquitous across the web.

Those looking to differentiate themselves should look to do more and get an EV certificate which activates the more prominent Green Address Bar, proudly displaying your companies legally registered name and country. The rigors of the EV process doesn’t just get you a fancy display in your browser – it also makes replicating your certificate extremely harder (a hacker may just more likely target a site with let’s say a free basic certificate?), which can keep your website and reputation safer.

Whether you have never used SSL before, or are an existing customer with us, please give us a call to learn more about how you can use SSL to not just encrypt and secure your website’s communications, but also improve your brand’s reputation and increase customer loyalty.

Check out our best offer for your business :

RapidSSL Certificate
Free SSL Certificate
RapidSSL Wildcard Certificate
GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium Certificate
GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium Wildcard Certificate
GeoTrust True BusinessID Certificate
GeoTrust True BusinessID with Multi-Domain
GeoTrust True BusinessID with EV
Geo Trust True Business ID With EV Multi-Domain
GeoTrust True BusinessID Wildcard Certificate
GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium Multi Domain Certificate
GeoTrust Web Site Anti-Malware Scan
Symantec Secure Site
Symantec Secure Site Pro
Symantec Secure Site Pro Wildcard
Symantec Secure Site with EV
Symantec Secure Site Pro with EV
Symantec Secure Site Wildcard
Symantec Code Signing Individual
Symantec Code Signing
Symantec Safe Site
Thawte SSL123 Certificates
Thawte SSL123 Wildcard Certificates
thawte SSL Web Server Certificates
Thawte SSLWebserver EV
Thawte Wildcard SSL Certificate
Thawte Code Signing Certificate
Thawte Code Signing Individual Certificate
Comodo Code Signing Certificate
Comodo Essential SSL Certificate
Comodo EssentialSSL Wildcard Certificate
Comodo EV Multi-Domain SSL Certificate
Comodo EV SSL Certificate
Comodo HackerGuardian PCI Scan Control Center
Comodo HackerProof Trust Mark including Daily Vulnerability Scan
Comodo InstantSSL Certificate
Comodo InstantSSL Pro Certificate
Comodo Multi-Domain SSL Certificate
Comodo PositiveSSL Certificate
Comodo PositiveSSL Wildcard Certificate
Comodo Premium SSL Certificate
Comodo PremiumSSL Wildcard Certificate
Comodo SSL Certificate
Comodo Wildcard SSL Certificate
Comodo Unified Communications Certificate
Comodo Elite SSL
Domain Validated UCC SSL
PositiveSSL Multi-Domain Certificate
PositiveSSL Multi-Domain Wildcard Certificate
Comodo Unified Communications Wildcard Certificate
Comodo Multi-Domain Wildcard SSL Certificate
Comodo PCI Scanning Enterprise ion
Web Inspector Premium
Web Inspector Starter
Web Inspector Plus
Web Inspector Enterprise
CERTUM Commercial SSL WildCard Certificate
Certum Commercial SSL
CERTUM Trusted SSL Wildcard Certificate
CERTUM Trusted SSL Certificate
CERTUM Basic ID Certificate
CERTUM Professional ID Certificate
CERTUM Enterprise ID Certificate
Comodo Personal Authentication Basic Certificate
Comodo Personal Authentication Pro Certificate
Comodo Personal Authentication Enterprise Certificate
Symantec® Secure Site Multi-Domain Wildcard
Symantec® Secure Site Pro Multi-Domain Wildcard
GeoTrust True BusinessID with Multi-Domain Wildcard
Thawte SSL Webserver Multi-Domain Wildcard
Symantec® Secure Site Pro SHA-1 Private
Basic Web Site Anti-Malware Scan