What is SSL? Why do You Need SSL Hosting?

SSL is a secure protocol developed for sending information securely over the Internet.
Priyanka Sharma
Priyanka Sharma

Created: 05/19/2020 3:01 PM - Updated: 05/20/2020 8:09 AM

SSL  stands for "secure sockets layer" which is used for security of the sites which handles sensitive information and data .Also, It uses encryption to protect the communication between web browsers and servers. This communication is conducted by the Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP), which sends requests from the browser and gets responses from the server.

Most of the Websites had now switched to HTTPS – a browser-server communication protocol that’s encrypted with SSL from HTTP.

In SSL, the encryption and decryption of data  transferred using HTTPS is done with both a public and a private key which makes  the connection between the browser and server very difficult for hackers to penetrate.

Why do You Need SSL Hosting?

SSL provides much-needed security for your browser and server communication line. As in real life journeys, the passage between the browser and the server can be fraught with (cyber) brigands, but SSL encryption seals off any information you’re sending or receiving from prying eyes.

While the security of your browser-server relationship may not seem critical, it actually affects every action you take on the web. After all, every website is housed on a server, and in order to access any website you have to go through its server. If the information you’re sharing with a server, such as your address or credit card information, isn’t encrypted with SSL, there are plenty of highwaymen eager and able to get hold of it in transit.

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