What is DNS?

26 Nov 2022 | Domain Services

Our friends at DNSimple created a fun, colourful explanation of how DNS works. Have you ever wondered how computers and other devices communicate using IP addresses? In this cute video you’ll take a road trip from the Resolver to the Root server and back to the browser to show what happens when you type a URL into your device.

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and is a secure protocol developed for sending information over the internet. Every website these days needs an SSL certificate, so that it is secure and encrypted. Any data you enter is safely shared with that website alone. If you think that you’re not accepting sensitive information through your website, think again. SSL is a must and thanks to Let’s Encrypt is included in all our plans.

In 2014, Google made adjustments to its algorithm, since then Google will flag a sites without SSL certificates as untrustworthy. In contrast, sites with an SSL certificate will receive an SEO boost and then become the default result for searchers. If you want to rank in Google, having an SSL certificate on your website is essential.

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