SSL Certificates, sometimes called digital certificates or security certificates, are part of a mechanism used to establish an encrypted connection between a browser or user’s computer and a server or website.
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is standard technology for securing an internet connection by encrypting data sent between a website and a browser (or between two servers). It prevents hackers from seeing or stealing any information transferred, including personal or financial data.
SSL isn’t just for ecommerce. It secures all types of information transferred to and from your website.
Forms & Logins
SSL encrypts and protects usernames and passwords, as well as forms used to submit personal information, documents or images.
Customers are much more likely to complete a purchase if they know your checkout area (and the credit card info they share) is secure.
Blogs & Informational Sites:
Websites like blogs and websites that don’t collect payments or sensitive information still need HTTPS to keep user activity private.
HTTPS refers to Hyper Text Protocol Secure and refers to the protocol used to connect to a website secured by an SSL/TLS certificate. When accessing a website securely, ‘https’ is used in the URL, instead of ‘http’.
Users can view the details of the certificate, including the issuing authority and the corporate name of the website owner, by clicking the lock symbol on the browser bar.