So What’s An SSL Certificate?
An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is a digital certificate that authenticates the identity of a website and encrypts information sent to the server using SSL technology. Encryption is the process of scrambling data into an undecipherable format that can only be returned to a readable format with the proper decryption key.
A certificate serves as an electronic “passport” that establishes an online entity’s credentials when doing business on the Web. When an Internet user attempts to send confidential information to a Web server, the user’s browser accesses the server’s digital certificate and establishes a secure connection.
So Why Do I Need An SSL Certificate?
Protect You and your visitors
One of the most important reasons to secure your website is to help keep hackers away. A website with an insecure connection can lead to hackers finding out your credentials or from your visitors online.
It Is Required For Ad Purposes
If you want to promote your site using Facebook ads, Google or just about anywhere online, your website must have an HTTPS protocol.
It Looks Good for your business
Having a secure website looks good for your visitors because it makes your site looks thrust worthy. If you are running any type of business that sells product or service online, then in some countries it is required by law to have your website secured.