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Hello friends, in this article I am going to answer some common questions about the SSL certificate.
What is SSL ?
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a security technology that enables encrypted communication between a browser and a server. It is used to decrease the risk of losing sensitive information (like username, password, credit/debit card numbers, etc.) from hackers.
Is it necessary to buy Certificate ?
No, it is not necessary to buy but it may be, if your website collect sensitive data like credit cards.
If you want to improve your google ranking buy it, because a green bar gives your audience a confidence that they are not on a fake site. For more info see my guide Eliminate Your Fears And Doubts About http To https.
Where can you get the Certificate ?
You can normally be able to purchase that from your domain registrar or from website hosting provider.
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How much it costs ?
An average price is between 60-80$ per year.
How to install ?
Manually – Go to the setup/manage option of the site where you can buy your certificate and fill up the information they ask for.
By using plugins – Download and activate the plugin named “Really Simple SSL”. It automatically installs the certificate.
How will you know your SSL Certicate is installed or not ?
- Padlock at the left of your url
- https instead of http
- Green address bar
That’s all my friends, if you have any other questions in your mind then don’t hesitate to comment.
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