What is WordPress SSL Certificate ? How SSL Works ? Do I need a SSL Certificate for my Website ? These are few questions that always come in our mind.
Well I wrote this post because I felt that Bloggers don’t know about SSL much. I tried to completely sum up all points that are required to know before purchasing SSL Certificate for your Blog or Website.
What is WordPress SSL Certificate ?
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It is also called Digital Certificates . They are used to establish secure encrypted connection between server ( Website ) and Browser’s Computer .
SSL protects sensitive information such as credit card details , passwords and information you exchange on that website.
We wrote a full detailed article to better understand you guys.
Do I need SSL for My Blog ?
Protect Sensitive Information –
Purpose of using SSL Certificate in WordPress Sites is Privacy and Security. You send information on Internet & passed from computer to computer before reaching you. So , Any computer between can see your information & misuse it.
Hence , It is very important to encrypt that information which can be possible only if we enable http .
To Gain Trust –
For Users , Web Browsers use Green Lock Icons to ensure visitors that website is trusted & connection is secured. Visitors want to browse only secured websites to make sure that their information does not pass to any other sites. It also protects from Phishing Emails . They are send by criminals who want to take control of your website.
It also ensures that information is being sent to right server . This thing is only possible by using Public Key Infrastructure ( PKI )and using SSL certificate from SSL providers which are trusted.
When a Web Browser connects to a server , the server sends identification information to browser. If you want to view identification info , Click on closed green padlock in window of browser and all info will be shown.
Extend Protection beyond HTTPS –
It will not only protect your site . But also performs malware scanning which helps to provide your visitors a safe browsing experience.