The Importance of Understanding Your Website Security (SSL)

For web hosting users, they definitely want security on the website they build, especially for those of you who have an online business through a website. Maybe you are worried and afraid if your visitor data and important files are known or even stolen. We recommend that you install SSL so that the trust of website visitors increases. If you still don’t know what SSL is. The following is a discussion about SSL and the benefits of using it.

SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is a security protocol. All browsers have the ability to interact with web servers securely when using the SSL protocol (Also Read: Understanding the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Protocol). However, browsers and servers require certificates for the security of the connection. To get a certificate, you must create a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) on your server. That way, the browser lets the user know that the site is secure, so that the user can browse the site safely and even enter their information.

The Importance of Understanding Your Website Security (SSL)

In the image above, you can see the address in the green bar that comes with the long validation (EV) SSL Certificate. And here are some of the benefits of using SSL on a website:

  • SSL certificates can improve website rankings on Google. This will be a positive thing for SEO rankings.
  • SSL keeps confidential information during the process of sending it over the internet in an encrypted way. So that only the recipient of the message can understand the results of the encryption.
  • SSL certificates also provide authentication. With SSL, you can be sure that your information is sent to the destination server and not to other machines that do not have rights to the information.
  • Protects data theft in the form of forgery (Phishing). It is very difficult for criminals to receive the right SSL certificate, so they will not be able to perfectly impersonate your site. This reduces the chances of phishing happening, as users will see a trust token in their browser.