What is a SSL Certificates?
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, the protocol that creates a secure, encrypted connection between a browser and a server. To use it, you must first obtain a certificate and install it on your web server. Certificates are typically installed on pages that require end-users to submit sensitive information over the internet like credit card details or passwords. Example pages include payment pages, online forms and login pages.
Three basic types of SSL Certificates are issued by Certificate Authorities (CAs):
- Domain Validated
- Organization Validated
- Extended Validation.