Introduction to SSL certificates
What exactly are SSL certificates? It’s a question we were recently asked by a client and thought it a good idea to include a quick intorduction on Expressly SEO. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, a security method which allows for the encryption of data when being transferred over a server.
They help to protect the transfer of sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords and usernames, Social Security numbers and more. They work by utilising a public and a private key, which work together to establish an encrypted connection. Typically, data sent between a browser and a web server is sent as plain text, which can leave you vulnerable to hackers.
So now you want to know more? Well the leading SEO blog ‘Search Engngine Land’ reentl published a comprehensive guide to SSL certificates, which includes:
•What type of SSL certificate should I purchase?
•Should I use a free certificate or purchase one from a vendor?
•Which certificate is best for securing a sub-domain? Multiple domains?
•How much warranty coverage do I need?
•How do I troubleshoot common installation problems?
To read the full article then visit the SSL certificates posting and see how they can help secure your website.