Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a security protocol for sending encrypted information between browser and server.
Recently, Google went out with the news of starting to mark non-encrypted pages like “Not Secure” in its Chrome browser. This also affects you in incognito mode. Google wants to make a hit for secure connections with HTTPS.
In the current version of Chrome, the only warning appears when entering a password or credit card. The next version of Chrome will thus alert you for all text entry if it is not a secure connection (HTTPS).
What is important to know is that there are three different security levels DV (Domain Validation), OV (Organization Validation) and EV (Extended Validation). The latter EV is the safest connection and will also show company names in the address field (for example, banks).
We usually recommend if you obtain an Organisation Validation Certificate if you are an e-merchant, as this provides greater credibility. To get this type of certificate, a manual review will be conducted where your organization number is validated with the certificate. This leads to a higher level of security compared to Domain Validation, where you only make an automatic check if you are the domain owner.
As there are three different security levels, the price picture is rising. Usually, it is the level of Domain Validation that web hosting offers (there are also free versions that some web hosting support). Important to keep in mind is that the certificates are time-limited and must, therefore, be renewed periodically, usually annually.