What’s an SSL certificate?
SSL stands for secure sockets layer.
It’s a standard security protocol for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This ensures that all data transmitted between the web server and the browser remains encrypted.
An SSL certificate is necessary to create SSL connection.
Why do I need an SSL?
All websites — old and new — should be served with a secure connection.
Website addresses have gone from HTTP to HTTPS
An SSL certificate is required with all FreshySites’ websites to maintain security for your site and our servers.
Google and other search engines would otherwise penalize your site by marking it “insecure”, thus ranking it lower over time.
It’s a standard best web practice to use an SSL certificate on any web property.