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What is SSL?

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a security technology that is commonly used to secure server to browser transactions. This generally includes the securing of any information passed by a browser (such as a customer's credit card number or password) to a webserver (such as an online store). SSL protects data submitted over the Internet from being intercepted and viewed by unintended recipients.

Whenever a browser connects to a webserver (website) over https:// - this signifies that the communication will be encrypted and secure. In order to get SSL for your website you first need an SSL Certificate. Your SSL Certificate is installed onto your webserver and allows you to access the security functionality of your webserver and ultimately let your customers know that your site is secure.

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Created: 01:36 AM 05.22.03
Author: HPU Support

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