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When it comes to ensuring your website is secure for visitors, an SSL certificate is an important component in your website’s build.
What is it?
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. Used among millions of online businesses, it provides security that allows protected and encrypted communication of a web browser and a server. This means data transferred between your client and your website is safe and secure from breech.
Why is it important?
An SSL is important in a few ways, however, the overall ideal is to protect user information such as passwords, emails, phone numbers, and even credit card information. It authenticates your website so your clients and visitors have confidence in purchasing items and browsing your pages.
How do I install it?
One option is to receive your certificate from a Certificate Authority or a CA. In order to receive a certificate, you must apply through their application system.
Another way is to purchase a digital certificate through your domain holder or host. This option can be tricky, you must ensure whoever signed your website’s certificate is an approved source according to CAs.
Once you have your certificate, you can upload the certificate’s private key file as an extension on your website. When you have uploaded this information, make sure it is on in your settings.
What will change?
Once you have an SSL installed, your users will take notice when seeing a padlock to the left of your URL. Not only that, but a trust seal will be added as well. This will notify users that your website is safe to input their data!
The protection of you business and the clients that visit your website should be of top priority. Protect user data by making your domain safe and secure by setting up an SSL today!