What is a SSL certificate
SSL is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browser remain private.
When you visit a website that's encrypted with SSL, your browser will form a connection with the web server, look at the SSL certificate, then bind your browser and the server. This binding connection is secure to ensure no one besides you and the website can see or access what you type.
This connection happens instantly, and in fact, some suggest it's faster than connecting to an unsecure website. You simply have to visit a website with SSL, and voila: your connection will automatically be secured.
An SSL is security technology. It's a protocol for servers and web browsers that makes sure that data passed between the two are private. This is done using an encrypted link that connects the server and browser.
When you visit a website with SSL, there are a few distinct differences that display within the browser.
The URL says "https://" and not "http://". Remember, an SSL-encrypted website will always have that "s" that stands for "secure."
A padlock will show up on the left- or right-hand side of the URL bar, depending on your browser. For example, on Chrome and Safari, it'll be on the left. You can click on the padlock review that is Active.