SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer, and it is one of the most important parts of putting together a trustworthy website for your visitors. In this video, you will learn What is an SSL certificate is and how it works to secure your website and protect that is transferred between a browser and a web server.
An SSL is important as it keeps any personal information that your visitors may enter encrypted, or unable to be read by outside eyes. It also builds trust with your site’s visitors, as they know that your site is a safe one to surf, shop, or sign up on.
There are three main types of SSL certificates: Domain Validation Certificates, Organization Validation Certificates, and Extended Validation Certificates. The latter two are only for business, and most new websites will be good with the Domain Validation Certificate. The video will walks you through the process of installing an SSL on your own server.
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