How to choose the best SSL provider (and why you need SSL)
Where to get it:
Most of us are probably choosing between these two: GoDaddy SSL or Comodo SSL? tldr; If you’re using GoDaddy hosting, GoDaddy is easier to set up, but it’s much more expensive, and probably worse.
And here’s a more complete breakdown for those who want more options: TechRadar’s best SSL providers in 2018. (Comodo comes out on top again.)
Why you need it:
As the Server Guy explains, you need SSL because it: 1. Encrypts Sensitive Information…. 2. Protects You From Cybercriminals…. 3. Builds Trust & Brand Power (especially now that Google Chrome throws a big red “🔓Not Secure“ next to your URL if you don’t have SSL.)
After you install your certificate, don’t forget to head over to Plugins>Add New in WordPress, search “SSL”, and get a plugin that will redirect all your traffic to https:// and automatically adjust a few other settings to ensure you get that prized “🔒 Secure” badge next to your URL.