What is SSL?
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), is a cryptographic protocol designed to provide communications security over a computer network. Several versions of the protocol are widely used in applications such as email, instant messaging, and voice over IP, but its use as the Security layer in HTTPS remains the most publicly visible.
How it works?
The SSL certificate is installed on the server, but on the browser, users can still see whether the website is protected by SSL. First, if SSL appears on the website, the URL that users can see starts with https:// instead of http// (the extra one stands for “security”). According to the verification or certificate level obtained by the company, the security link will be displayed by a padlock icon or a green address bar.
Why is it so important for us?
First, SSL can protect users’ data and affirm users’ identities. Identity verification is one of the most important aspects as far as web security is concerned so SSL helps you protect against the mischievous army of hackers and skimmers. Besides, SSL can improves Customer Trust and helps company getting better search engine ranking. SSL certificates are vital from a customer trust point of view and HTTPS makes the search ranking higher.
How do you get SSL certificate to your website?
To use HTTPS with your domain name, you need a SSL or TLS certificate installed on your website. Your Web Hosting Provider may offer HTTPS security or you can request a SSL/TLS certificate from Certificate Authorities and install it yourself.