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Do I Need An SSL Certificate For My Website?

Do I Need An SSL Certificate For My Website?

What is a SSL certificate?

When you have a website where visitors would be submitting their information at some point, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology is essential to have to protect your online transactions, which in return adds a level of trust from your visitors.

SSL enables the encryption of sensitive information entered into your site, such as credit card information through an online order process, to keep it secure during transactions.

It does this by sending all confidential information passed between the visitor’s browser to the web server in a secure mode, which prevents the information from being intercepted easily.

It also verifies your site’s authenticity, where it’s a way of assuring visitor of who’s really being communicated to (endpoint authentication), in order to prevent "man in the middle" attacks where someone can make a fraudulent version of your website.

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