The Best Website Hosting, PGP Encryption, And You

Jun 24, 2013

It seems as though the government spying into our communications has the United States in a firm and fearful grip. Understandably, no one wants to be spied on. And if you are looking for a company to host your web site, one way to protect any transmission of data between your site and customers is to use PGP encryption. This is short for ‘pretty good privacy’, and is basically used for email security. Most experts say that PGP is the closest to military-grade encryption that a web site owner can possibly get.

PGP is a combination of public-key and conventional encryption. Plain text is first compressed, and then a session key is created, which is basically a one-time-use key. The key works with an algorithm to encrypt plain text and then convert it into a garbled mass of text, called ciphertext. Once data encryption has occurred, the session key also gets encrypted. Both personal and business users seeking the best website hosting may wish to ensure the company being considered offers PGP. This pay be available with the basic plan offered by some hosting companies. And there’s no worry about any bugs, because PGP has been protecting the transmission of data since the early 90s.

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