What is an SSL Certificate, and how to install one on your site

An SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer, is one of the most important parts of putting together a trustworthy website for your visitors. But what exactly is an SSL? Tune in this week and Scott will be sure to fill you in on all of the ins and outs of SSLs and why they are so important when it comes to protecting yourself, and your customers.

In this video you will learn:

What is an SSL, and how does it work?
An SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer, helps to secure an internet connection and protect any data that is transferred between a browser and a web server.

Why is an SSL important?
An SSL is important as it keeps any personal information that your visitors may enter encrypted, or unable to be read by outside eyes. It also builds trust with your site’s visitors, as they know that your site is a safe one to surf, shop, or sign up on.

Types of SSL Certificates:
There are three main types of SSL certificates. They are Domain Validation Certificates, Organization Validation Certificates, and Extended Validation Certificates. The latter two are only for business, and most new websites will be good with the Domain Validation Certificate.

How to Obtain and install an SSL Certificate:
Follow along with our Web Pro Omar as he walks you through the process of installing an SSL on your own server. If you do not have a VPS, Dedicated Server, or Reseller account, our support team will be happy to perform the install for you.

00:00 – Introduction
01:00 – What is an SSL, and how does it work?
02:08 – Why is an SSL important?
02:22 – Types of SSL Certificates
03:20 – How to obtain and install an SSL Certificate
04:30 – Conclusion

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