SSL protocol is used by websites to protect data on the Internet and ensures a secure connection between the browser and the server. When using the protocol, information is transmitted in an encrypted form with a random set of characters via HTTPS, and it can be decrypted using a special key stored on the server, unlike the usual HTTP protocol. If fraudsters intercept the information, they will not understand what it means. The SSL protocol requires an SSL certificate to be installed on the server, the main task of which is to transmit confidential information in an encrypted form. This protects against hacker attacks and theft of personal data.
(Secure Sockets Layer Certificate) is a unique digital signature of a website and consists of a set of files installed on the server. It contains a public key, a certification authority signature, and a description of the certificate's properties. The certificate's properties describe the main parameters: the name of the protected domain, the domain owner, the expiration date, the physical location of the certificate owner, the credentials of the certificate provider company, and other parameters. It helps visitors ensure that they have reached the original website and that all data entered by visitors and customers on the website is transmitted using an encrypted connection and cannot be intercepted by third parties.
Such a certificate is required, first and foremost, by banks, payment systems, and other organizations that deal with personal data, i.e., everywhere where you accept payments on your website or ask customers to provide personal information. An SSL certificate confirms that the domain belongs to a real company.
An SSL certificate increases trust in the website. With such a certificate, the website is marked as secure by the browser, and a padlock is visible in the address bar. If you click on the padlock, information will appear stating that the connection to this website is secure. The browser informs the visitor that it is safe to proceed.
If the SSL certificate is in order, the user's browser establishes a secure connection using the HTTPS protocol. The HTTPS protocol is a technology that allows the website and users to exchange data in an encrypted form, so that it cannot be accessed by malicious actors.
Currently, every website should have an SSL certificate, and if you have any questions or need help installing such a certificate, we are ready to assist you.