Why SSL Certificate is necessary for Every Website.
Before understand WHY YOU NEED, let’s talk about what is SSL Certificate?
SSL refers to the secure socket layer which is one of the most important components of online business and it creates the trusted environment in the online world. It helps the website to create potential customers and creates confidence in making the purchase.
SSL creates the foundation of trust by establishing a secure connection. If you have proper SSL Certificate browser provides special visual clues which we call EV indicators (Green Pad Lock)
This certificate has two pair of keys one is public and another is private. These two keys work together and creates a secure connection. This certificate also contains the subject which denotes the website owner.
Those website owners who uses SSL certificate on there website,
Google provides some advantages when it comes to organic ranking of the website. When SSL certificate is installed in a website, the URL will change from HTTP to HTTPS. A padlock will appear in the URL address bar which builds immediate trust to the visitors of your website.
SSL certificates for websites is generated by the trusted third party authority i.e. Certificate Authority (CA). A Certificate Authority (CA) is a trusted entity that issues digital certificates, which are data files used to link an entity with a public key in an encrypted format.
Types of SSL Certificates
Extended Validation Certificates (EV SSL)
This certificate is the highest-ranking and most expensive SSL certificate when it's installed, it will display on the browser address bar, the padlock, HTTPS, name of the business, and the country.
Organization Validated Certificates (OV SSL)
Its main purpose is to encrypt the user's sensitive information during transactions. This version of the SSL certificates has a high assurance similar to the EV SSL certificate.
Domain Validated Certificates (DV SSL)
Domain Validation SSL Certificate has a low assurance and basic encryption typically for blogs or informational websites.
Wildcard SSL Certificates
It's used to secure a base domain and unlimited subdomains. Purchasing a wildcard SSL certificate is cheaper than purchasing several single-domain SSL certificates.
Multi-Domain SSL Certificates
Multi-Domain certificates can secure up to 100 different domain names and sub domains using a single certificate which helps save time and money.
Unified Communications Certificates (UCC)
Unified Communications Certificates (UCC) are also considered Multi-domain SSL certificates. UCCs were originally designed to secure Microsoft Exchange and Live Communications servers.