What is an SSL certificate?

An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is a digital certificate that authenticates the identity of a website and encrypts information sent to the server using SSL technology. Encryption is the process of scrambling data into an undecipherable format that can only be returned to a readable format with the proper decryption key.

A certificate serves as an electronic "passport" that establishes an online entity's credentials when doing business on the Web. When an Internet user attempts to send confidential information to a Web server, the user's browser accesses the server's digital certificate and establishes a secure connection.

An SSL certificate contains the following information:

🗸 The certificate holder's name
🗸 The certificate's serial number and expiration date
🗸 A copy of the certificate holder's public key
🗸 The digital signature of the certificate-issuing authority
🗸 For information about installing SSLs, see Install SSL certificates.

Do you need an SSL Certificate for your Web Property?

If you are accepting credit card payments online via a merchant account, the credit card associations and networks require that you use SSL whenever you transmit credit card information, such as the card number, card holder's name, expiration date, CVV code, etc. (such as when a customer enters their credit card on your shopping cart order form or payment page).  This is an important part of making your Web Property PCI compliant (a set of rules that must be followed in order to accept credit card payments).

In addition to being PCI compliant (which is required by Visa, MasterCard, Discover Network, American Express, Diners Club International, JCB and your payment processing company), your customers also look to see if your order form or shopping cart is secure before entering their credit card information.  You can easily lose sales if your customers see that your site is not secure.

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The cPanel software package is an easy-to-use control panel that gives Web Property Owners the ability to quickly and easily manage their Web Properties (websites) and emails.

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