That means all information passed from the server therefore making it impossible for someone to intercept the data.
SSL Certificates are data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details. When is installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser. Practically, SSL is used to secure credit card transactions, data transfer and logins, and now is becoming the norm when securing browsing of social media sites.
After a certificate was successfully installed on your website server, http protocol will change to https , ‘where “s” come from secure. Also, the http port (80) will be changed to 443 – https port. Depending on the type of certificate you have bought and what browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla, Safari….) you are using for internet surfing, the browser will show a padlock or green bar when you visit a website that has an SSL Certificate installed.
Are you wondering why do you need a SSL Certificate?
Well, the answer is very easy.
SSL Certificates protect all sensitive data and information such as credit card information, personal information, usernames, passwords and more than that:
- Keeps all data secure between servers
- Google Rankings will be increased
- Builds/Enhances customer trust
- Improves conversion rates