What is SSL?
SSL (from English Secure Sockets Layer) is an encryption standard, a reliable guarantee that data between the user's browser and your site will be transmitted over a secure channel. If you install an SSL certificate on your website, all transmitted information will be encrypted, which will prevent fraudsters from intercepting or replacing the data entered by the user. This is why an SSL certificate is required if your site users can enter:
Those. An SSL certificate is required for almost ANY modern website: from small blogs to online stores, websites of banks, businesses, government companies and many other organizations.
What do you get by installing an SSL certificate on your website?
Address bar icon
A closed padlock icon will be displayed in the browser address bar next to your site. This means that visitors will see that the data is transmitted over a secure channel, and therefore your site can be trusted and you can safely leave personal data on the site.
Search engine advantage
Having an SSL certificate greatly affects the ranking of your site in both Google and Yandex search engines. It is important for these companies that visitors find verified, reliable sites in the search. Trust in paid SSL certificates will be much higher than in free ones.
For example, instead of http://superovohost.com, the full website address will be https://superovohost.com. That will mean: the site uses the HTTPS protocol, which means that the information is transmitted in encrypted form, outsiders cannot access it.