Have you ever visited a website and you get presented with an error stating the website is not secure or flagged up as unsafe? This means the website does not have an SSL Certificate Installed.
The original purpose of the certificate is to secure credit card transactions, data transfer and logins. SSL Certificates bind together:
• A domain name, server name or hostname
• Company identity (i.e. company name) and location
In order for an SSL to work, it must be installed onto a web server to initiate a secure session on web browsers. Once a secure connection is established, all web traffic between the web server and the web browser will be secure.
When an SSL certificate is successfully installed on a web server, the application protocol (also known as HTTP) will change to HTTPs, where the ‘S’ stands for ‘secure’. To show a website is secure dependent on the website browser being used, to show the site is secure the browser search bar will display a padlock or green bar.
How Does an SSL Certificate Work?
A browser or server attempts to connect to a website (i.e. a web server) secured with a certificate. The browser/server requests that the web server identify itself.
The web server then sends the browser/server a copy of its SSL certificate. The browser/server then checks to see whether or not it trusts the SSL certificate. If so, it sends a message to the webserver.
The web server sends back a digitally signed acknowledgement to start an SSL encrypted session. Encrypted data is shared between the browser/server and the webserver.
Why You Need An SSL Certificate
SSL Certificates protect your sensitive information such as credit card information, usernames, passwords etc. It also: Keeps data secure between servers, increases your Google Rankings and will help improve your conversion rates.
Where Can You Buy An SSL Certificate?
You can buy an SSL from me here at Ginger Website Design and Marketing. To secure your website today call me on 07498 200 574