What is SSL
SSL is an acronym for “secure sockets layer,” the security technology that encrypts the link between servers and browsers. SSL By installing an SSL certificate on your website, you show visitors that your website is verified and that data sent across the site uses a secure connection that prevents hackers from intercepting it.
How SSL Works
SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details. When installed on your website, it activates the padlock and the https protocol (over port 443) and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser.
Why it is important
SSL Certificates are important for two main reasons. To protect your buyers and users sensitive information including credit card and personal information submitted to your site and second since Google gives websites a ranking benefit when SSL is in present.