SSL, which stands for Secure Sockets Layer, is a cyber-security protocol that digitally encrypts information sent from a browser to a server. SSL certificates are used to protect sensitive information like credit card numbers, usernames, passwords, email addresses, and more.
A website with an SSL certificate is identified using a number of trust indicators, like "https" and the padlock icon in the browser bar, a site seal from a reputable Certificate Authority (CA), and a green bar that wraps around the URL on more premium certificates.
You can view a website's SSL Certificate by clicking on the lock icon in the address bar of a browser.
Types of SSL Certificates.
WebHostSG.net offers the following types of certificates:
- Domain Validated (DV) SSL Certificate
- Organization Validated (OV) SSL Certificate
- Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificate