Google categorizes websites without an SSL certificate as unsafe. But what is an SSL certificate?
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It is an internet protocol used to secure data transmission between a user’s browser and the website they are visiting.
Every internet user transmits information when they visit websites. This information can often be confidential, e.g. B. Payment details, credit card information, or login information.
Using the normal HTTP protocol means that this information can be hijacked by hackers. This is where SSL or HTTPS comes into play.
SSL / HTTPS is recommended for all websites on the Internet, especially the e-commerce store, a website with a membership function, or users need to log in.
Let’s Encrypt issues a free SSL certificate. The purpose of this certification authority is to make it easy for website owners to get a free SSL certificate.
Here are the top WordPress hosting companies that are offering a free SSL certificate with their hosting plans.
If you’re already using one of these companies, you can activate your free SSL certificate through your hosting dashboard. Simply log into the cPanel dashboard of your hosting account and scroll down to the “Security” section.