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 - they will display a padlock icon next to the URL in the address bar. The appearance may vary depending on the browser you are using.
By clicking on the padlock icon and selecting "Connection is secure", you can access more detailed information about the SSL certificate.
On the other hand, websites without SSL certificates will be marked with a warning icon and labeled as "Not secure" in most browsers.
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 installit on your website to enhance user trust and security.
By implementing SSL encryption, you will protect your users' data and provide trustworthiness to your website visitors.