With the FreeSSL certificate from Hostpoint, data traffic between your website and the visitor is encrypted. The “Symantec Secure Site Starter” certificates offer encryption with a key strength of up to 256 bits, the strongest SSL encryption currently available. This makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to intercept and misuse the data exchanged between the website and their computer.
For website operators, it is also advisable to opt for encrypted communication from the outset. Google, for one, has announced that it will reward websites with SSL encryption in its search results placement, and browser operators such as Firefox are also planning to favor SSL-secured websites.