In a nutshell, the term SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. (Don’t get intimidated yet.. )
It acts as the middle-layer between the visitor’s browser and the server where a site is hosted. While browsing the internet, we share personal information and credit card details.
This is where SSL comes to the rescue in protecting your visitor’s privacy.
How to tell if a website is SSL Protected or not? (Good Questions… most people out there don’t know this!)
You can easily recognize an SSL protected site because it is marked as HTTPS in the address bar with a green padlock icon.
This indicates that the transmission of data between the visitor and the server is encrypted.
In other words, SSL makes sure that the information entered is transferred encrypted and isn’t compromised by any third party.