What is a SSL Certificate?
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It is the industry standard protocol for privacy between the website and web servers, also known as SSL handshake. It keeps customer information safe and secure by keeping attackers out by encrypting the data and producing it in a format that only the person receiving that data can understand.
How it works?
When a visitor opens up your website they might notice a green padlock and a HTTPS before the web address in the visitors browser. This certifies that the website you are using is backed up by the protection of SSL.
The process of encrypting and decrypting the data between the website and the web server keeps hackers away from deciphering the data.
This procedure might also increase your website traffic because Google tends to award websites with SSL certification by ranking them higher in the search results.