An SSL certificate is a digital certificate that authenticates a web site’s identity and enables an encrypted connection. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, a security protocol that creates an encrypted link between a web server and a web browser.

We include SSL certificates as standard with our cPanel hosting plans. It ensures secure online transactions and keep customer information private and safe. In addition, it prevents cybercriminals from reading or modifying information transferred between two systems. So when you see a padlock icon next to the URL in the address bar, it means SSL protects the website you are visiting.