What is SSL?

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Anyone who wants to ensure the privacy and security of their website and its users’ data should consider buying an SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificate. This is especially important for the websites that handle sensitive information such as login credentials, personal data, financial transactions, or any other type of sensitive data.

Watch the video to understand what an SSL certificate is and why it is important.

Things explained in the video
-What is SSL
-Why is SSL important

Why do you need an SSL certificate?
A few key reasons why an SSL certificate is needed are:

1) Data protection: SSL certificates encrypt the data that is transmitted between the web server and the user’s browser, ensuring that it cannot be intercepted and read by anyone else. This is particularly important for websites that handle sensitive information.

2) Authentication: SSL certificates verify the identity of the website owner, ensuring that the website is legitimate and not a fake or fraudulent website created by cybercriminals. This helps to build trust between the website and its users.

3) SEO benefits: Google and other search engines have made it clear that they prefer websites that use SSL certificates and may even penalize websites that do not have them. Meaning, having an SSL certificate can improve your website’s search engine rankings and increase its visibility.

4) Compliance: Many industries, such as healthcare and finance, have strict data privacy regulations that require the use of SSL certificates to protect sensitive information. Failing to comply with such regulations can result in legal consequences and significant fines.

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00:00:00 Introduction
00:00:35 What is SSL
00:01:08 Why is SSL important

Additional Resources and Tutorials

You can also read through one of our detailed blogs on ‘Why your online store must have an SSL certificate:
https://www.bluehost.com/blog/ssl-certificate-for-online-store/

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