Introduction to SSL

Protecting sensitive data and boosting user trust with SSL encryption

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SSL, which stands for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that utilizes advanced encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted over the internet.

Its primary function is to establish a secure and encrypted communication channel between a user's web browser and the server of the website they wish to connect to.

You can find out more about it below, as well as in this video tutorial:

Differences Between Secured and Non-Secured Websites

Identifying a secured website is simple — look for a padlock icon displayed next to the URL in the address bar. The appearance may vary depending on the browser you are using:

How different browsers display a website URL with SSL

By clicking on the padlock icon and selecting Connection is secure, you can access more detailed information about the SSL certificate:

The additional information on the SSL certificate of a website

On the other hand, websites without SSL certificates will be marked with a warning icon and labeled as Not secure in most browsers:

The not secure warning on the browser

Are Individual Certificates Required for Each Website?

Domain Validation (DV) certificates, like Lifetime SSL, are an excellent choice for securing one domain or subdomain at a time, and our Web and Cloud hosting plans include them for free for all your websites.

Alternatively, if you have VPS Hosting, you can install a wildcard or multi-domain SSL purchased from a trusted vendor to protect all your websites simultaneously.

How to Get a Certificate With Your Company Name

For a certificate that displays your company name in the address bar, you can acquire an Extended Validation (EV) certificate from a trusted vendor and install it on your website to enhance user trust and security:

An EV SSL certificate displaying the company name to which it is issued

By implementing SSL encryption, you will protect your users' data and provide trustworthiness to your website visitors.

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