Ramesh Thapa

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What is SSL Certificates and why we must use?

What is SSL Certificates and why we must use?

SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details. When SSL installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser. Typically, SSL is used to secure credit card transactions, data transfer and logins, and more recently is becoming the norm when securing browsing of social media sites.

An SSL Certificate is an essential and powerful tool used to secure your website as well as visually reassure your visitors that their connection to your site can be trusted. While the security of the internet is evolving and new security tactics are being implemented, it’s important to understand these changes and how they can affect your website.

An organization needs to install the SSL Certificate onto its web server to initiate a secure session with browsers. Once a secure connection is established, all website traffic between the web server and the web browser will be secure.

When a certificate is successfully installed on your server, the application protocol (also known as HTTP) will change to HTTPs, where the ‘S’ stands for ‘secure’. Depending on the type of certificate you purchase and what browser you are surfing the internet on, a browser will show a padlock or green bar in the browser when you visit a website that has an SSL Certificate installed.

Why you need SSL on our website/server?

SSL Certificates protect your sensitive information such as credit card information, usernames, passwords when you login on your site and when transcation is palced from your website. There is following reason why you need to install or buy ssl on your website.

– Keeps data secure between server

-Builds/Enhances customer trust

– Improves conversion rates

-Emproves SEO of website

–  Build trusts on internet browsers.

 

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