What is an SSL certificate?
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, and it’s a standard security technology for establishing encrypted connections over the internet. Websites utilize SSL technology in the form of an SSL certificate, which is a small digital file that secures the connection between your computer’s web browser and the website stored on a server.
You can tell a website has an SSL certificate when you see a green lock symbol that shows in the address bar just before your websites domain and it uses “HTTPS” at the beginning of the URL, versus just “HTTP” which is on it’s way to becoming obsolete in favor of safe, secure, and verifiable websites that are certified by SSL certificates.
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Why does my site need an SSL certificate?
Previously, having an SSL certificate was only important for sites that contained sensitive information, such as eCommerce sites, financial institutions and payment processing sites. However, with the growth of the Internet and the power of search engines like Google, it is now recommended for all websites to be secure.
Google is already favoring sites that have an SSL certificate, often increasing their rankings in search results. It will only be a matter of time before it will be required for all sites to have one, at least if they want to show up in online searches.
Here are some reasons to get an SSL certificate:
An SSL assures users that your site is secure.
Boosts your website’s search engine optimization (SEO).
An SSL keeps your sensitive information safe.
Your customers can be confident that their data is safe.