For some time now some Internet browsers like Chrome and Firefox have decided to block some websites that did not have a SSL certificate. All the signs are that by the end of 2016 this same action will apply to 100% non-HTTPS pages. The Age of Encryption is already here and it requires each and every website to have at least a basic encryption.
You’ve probably heard the word “encryption” a million times before, but if you still aren’t exactly sure what it is, we’ve got you covered.
Encryption is a method of protecting data from people you don’t want to see it. For example, when you use your credit card on Amazon, that information is encrypted so that others can’t steal your personal data as its being transferred.
The use of a SSL certificate creates an encrypted connection between the user’s web browser and the web server. When a SSL certificate is used, the information becomes unreadable to everyone except for the server you are sending the information to. This prevents data from being stolen by third parties because they won’t be able to understand the encrypted data.
What is a SSL Certificate and How Does it Work?
SSL certificates are typically used to secure credit card transactions, data transfer and logins, and more recently they are becoming the norm when securing browsing of social media sites.
Besides, SSL certificates verify not only that the website’s owner owns, or has legal right to use, its domain name, but also to verify that he is a legitimate and legally accountable entity.
A Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate, is a cryptographic protocol that provides security for online communications. It is of vital importance to maintain our client’s confidentiality especially in E-commerces or in those websites that store personal information.
Apart from securing online transactions, SSL Certificates help us to rank our websites.
At Inventia Hosting we provide you with a totally free SSL certificate that you can install through your cPanel in a single click on any of your domains or sub-domains.
The SSL certificate is available for shared hosting plans and resellers.
To install a SSL Certificate in your domain, you must do the following:
- Log in to your cPanel account
- Locate and click on Let’s Encrypt in the Security section
- Once there, click on “Issue a New Certificate” selecting the domain where you wish to install the SSL certificate. Now sit and relax, your SSL Certificate will be automatically installed in a matter of seconds!