SSL stands for “secure sockets layer” nowadays it is very important to have an SSL certificate for any website because google is now recommending all websites to have an SSL certificate for security reasons. I have been having my website for more than 10 years. I have never thought that I need an SSL certificate. when I go to open my site it says my site is not secure at the top of the URL bar. so it creates doubt in the visiter mind whether this is secure or not? that’s why I finally decided to apply an SSL certificate on my site and on my all client’s site.
First of all, I have been using a VPS hosting service for 4 years with a dedicated IP address. It is necessary to have a dedicated IP address with your hosting service if you want to apply SSL. I am using a cloud server VPS hosting service. They are absolutely affordable company in Europe.
Why do I need SSL?
SSL stands for “secure sockets layer” and is a form of security for sites that handle sensitive information such as visitor’s personal information and credit card numbers. It creates a secure connection between a visitor’s web browser and the server of the company they’re interacting with.
Here are the five key benefits of using an SSL certificate.
  • SSL Protects Data. The core function of an SSL certificate is to protect server-client communication. …
  • SSL Affirms Your Identity. …
  • Better Search Engine Ranking. …
  • SSL Helps You Satisfy PCI/DSS Requirements. …
  • SSL Improves Customer Trust.
Is SSL certificate free?
Free SSL certificates only come with a Domain Validation (DV) option. DV certificates are used only for providing a basic level of authentication. … Free SSL certificates don’t have the provision for Organization Validation (OV) and Extended Validation (EV) certificates.
Do I really need SSL?
Credit cards and social security numbers are two of the most notable types of sensitive data that need an SSL certificate. … E-commerce sites may need an SSL certificate. If you are or plan on accepting major credit cards online, you need a merchant account – most of them require you to use an SSL certificate.
Basically from the Control Panel go to the SSL certificate section. There just create certificate signing request your server will process the request code, get the code and go to your authority I bought my SSL certificate They are very cheap for a basic SSL certificate. After I bought the certificate, the box of certificate signing request waiting for the code I just pasted the code and they processed the code then i had to choose an option how I am going to verify so I chose the admin email address there they send link to verify the link. then I went to the admin email and verified the link and that’s it I got my SSL certificate.