What is SSL Certificate?

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Website secure connection using SSL Certificate

Hey folks,

Welcome back this post is about the SSL-Certificate. Where SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer.

Definition

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certificate is a kind of small piece of digital encryption key or information of an organization’s website. SSL certificate ensures the secure transmission of information between server and browser window where from website is accessing.

SSL encryption key information is transmit through HTTPS. HTTPS stands for hyper text transfer protocol secure. HTTPS ensures the security of channel established between server and PC browser.

Identification of SSL Certificate

During accessing of any SSL enabled website you can see the padlock symbol in front of address bar of the browser. By clicking on padlock symbol a message will be displayed about the secure connection with the website.

SSL Certificate Padlock symbol before address bar of the browser window
SSL enabled website shows padlock symbol before address bar of browser window
SSL shows the connection is secure through the website. Your information is securely transmit over internet through encryption.
connection is secure during accessing this website and your information is encrypted.

How SSL is Secure?

The SSL enabled website create secure (encrypted) connection between your browser window and server, so that every information you enter on website is encrypted before leaving your browser window. The encryption method is latest enough to prevent attacks done by the hackers.

The SSL encryption reduces the chances of interception of information during transmission. SSL uses https:// protocol instead of http://.

Other Benefits of SSL / HTTPS

SSL or HTTPS has other benefits also. SSL enables websites are preferable to search engines to rank on top of non SSL or HTTP only websites. This would help to do SEO of your website. Major search engines like GOOGLE, BING, YAHOO, DUCKDUCKGO etc. prefer secure website to index first on their search results.

How to get SSL for existing website?

One can get the SSL certificate for his/her existing SSL website to get it secured from various online vulnerabilities created by hackers. The steps are as follows:

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