Knowledgebase: Web Hosting Related
What Are SSL Certificates?
Posted by Support on 06 November 2008 11:21 AM
An SSL certificate provides a secure encrypted connection between the server and the users browser and also states that the site is trusted by a 3rd party, or a Certificate|
Authority. The job of a Certificate Authority is to confirm both from
and to location, and then provides the public keys to each other. SSL
(Secure Server Layer) itself is the Internet security protocol.
Certificate Authorities include the very popular Thawte ( http://www.thawte.com ) and VeriSign ( http://www.verisign.com ). A SSL Server Certificate gives you the ability
to communicate securely with your web clients. It involves
authentication, security, and encryption. All of these plays a role
when you want to take credit card orders, protect personal information,
and protect against outside intrusions.