What is a SSL Certificate?

SSL or Secure Socket Layer is the security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This ensures that all data passed between the web server and browser remain private and integral.  This is important because the information you send on the internet is passed from computer to computer to get to the destination server.

Why do I need a SSL certificate?

When a SSL certificate is used, the information becomes unreadable to everyone except for the server you are sending the information to. This protects you from hackers and identity thieves who try and seek credit card numbers, usernames, passwords and other sensitive information.

Typically these certificates contain your domain name, your company name, your address, your city, your state and your country. It will also contain the expiration date of the certificate and the details of the Certification Authority responsible for the issuance of the Certificate.

As an individual or a company/organization a SSL certificate is important to have. It makes you gain customer and user trust, it’s secure and it makes you a responsible website owner.

With SpexHost we offer a wide variety of SSL Certificates to protect you and your site’s visitors.

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