Do you regularly browse the internet or at least take a good look at website addresses (URLs) when navigating online? You may have seen a green padlock near the beginning left-end of URLs or seen “https://” just before the “www” or the domain name as in “”? Well, that’s a sign that the website you are using or visiting is encrypted (using an SSL Certificate).

But then, what is an SSL Certificate? It’s a certificate trust mark that shows the website you are using is encrypted―a means to protect data transmission between the web server and the users―a security measure against online hackers and interceptors of site and customer (user) information (data).

Using an SSL certificate, instills a trust in website users and customers who communicate their sensitive data with the site’s online servers―including, but not limited to their personal details, credit card numbers, phone numbers and social security information―as they are sure of the protection of their details against external interceptors who will want to steal their details for their dirty gains.

There are so many security brands who offer SSL Certification to websites. McAfee recently joined the list―with their SHA-2 and 2048-bit encryption SSL Certificate―with Norton, Trustee and others already on the list.

If for any good reason, you want to install an SSL certificate―of course, you will need one if you plan to setup an online store: e-commerce or any other marketing service―search online and compare the features of each SSL Certificate issuer with the price they offer and choose the one that is best for your online business solutions.

Philemon O'Arpelleh

Philemon O'Arpelleh (Philarpy) is the Founder (CEO) of Oxelle Media. He is a young talented Professional Teacher, Tech Writer & works part time as a Graphics & Web Designer. Currently, he's working as a Web Designer @PMP. He simply loves Research & Publishing.

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