What is a SSL certificate and why is it required?

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The SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate creates a secure connection between two systems and encrypts data such as passwords, credit card numbers, etc. so that they cannot be read by a third unauthorized party.

With an SSL certificate, you protect the personal data of your clients and secure online transactions with them. This way you create, a trusted environment where your online customers can feel secure.

The SSL certificate is now a Google requirement because it protects both you and your website’s visitors. It also boosts website traffic as Google has announced that websites without an active and up-to-date SSL certificate will not rank high in its search results.

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