What is an SSL Certificate?

Last modified: Friday May 13th, 2022

Ever seen the error, “There is a problem with this website’s security certificate” and wondered what it meant? I’ll explain what a security certificate is, and how it works – so you can get back to your browsing – without the worry.

Internet security is quite complex, so this article gives only a simple overview of the topic for non-technical readers, and tips for what to do when you encounter security errors.

Why Security Certificates Matter

When you access a website where you need to log in and manage an account, it’s important that your account details stay between you and your service provider, so your money, identity, and personal information stay safe. Your online service provider could be your bank, an online store or e-commerce website, PayPal, your email, or your private blog.

When you access these kinds of websites, you’ll notice the URL starts with a lock icon and “https://” instead of just “http://”.

HTTPS (HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure) indicates that the website is protected by Secure Socket Layer/Transport Layer Security. Data sent between you and the website is encrypted so the information is private, and that the website is identified to be who it claims to be. Just like how you verify your identity (by means of username and password, and other information they may ask for such as in two-factor authentication), the website needs to as well. The website proves it is operated by its true owners by showing a security certificate to your Internet browser, which then indicates to you that the site is legitimate with the lock symbol.

We understand the importance and the need for data protection, so we offer certificates for most reasonable prices. You can buy a Certificate not only to protect any server or hosting that is provided by us, but for any other services/servers that you use from different providers. A single click is all it takes to install your SSL if you have BeeHosting hosting account. No technical skills needed. Google likes HTTPS-encrypted websites and will push them higher in search results. So a Comodo SSL from BeeHosting not only protects your customers but helps you find more of them.

More information here: https://beehosting.pro/ssl-certificate/


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