This is important because the information you send on the Internet is passed from computer to computer to get to the destination server. Any computer in between you and the server can see your credit card numbers, usernames and passwords, and other sensitive information if it is not encrypted with an SSL certificate.
How do SSL Certificates work ?
After the secure connection is made, the session key is used to encrypt all transmitted data. Browser connects to a web server (website) secured with SSL (https). Browser requests that the server identify itself. Server sends a copy of its SSL Certificate, including the server's public key.
Is a SSL certificate necessary?
If your website doesn't collect sensitive data, like credit cards or social security numbers, you may not have needed an SSL certificate in the past. However, with the new browser notices, it's now important to ensure every website has an SSL certificate and is loaded via HTTPS
Is your website on HTTP://?
If it’s a YES to both of these questions, you need to install SSL to avoid any risks or warnings.
If you don’t implement SSL soon, your visitors will see a “Not Secure” warning on visiting your site.
What are the benefits of SSL?
Advantages of having an SSL certificate
What is a SSL certificate? SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a cryptographic protocol designed to keep communication safe over the Internet...
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