what is SSL?is this important to have it when u order web hosting?

8 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    SSL is Secure Socket Layer which has been suceeded by TLS (Transport Layer Security), but most people still just call it SSL.

    It is a protocol for securely transfering data across networks, and, quite conveniently, is almost entirely transparent to the end user. Even for most web developers, there is little extra effort required to use it.

    Whether you need it or not when you order web hosting depends on the needs of the website. If there is a need to securely browse the website - say for inputting financial information - then it's best to have it.

    FYI, to determine whether or not the site your browsing is over SSL, you'll see the website as https:// instead of http:// in the location bar.

  • 1 decade ago

    SSL is a protocol for transmitting private documents via the Internet. SSL works by using a private key to encrypt data that's transferred over the SSL connection. Many web sites use this to obtain confidential user information, such as credit card numbers. ...


    ( its important to have so custs info doesnt get stolen/hacked)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. It's a certificate that is purchased and installed on the server hosting the website. It's very important for websites to have a SSL certificate if they are handling any important information; I.E. Your credit card information.

    When you enter information on a website with a SSL it encrypts the info based on the certificate key and transfers it across the Internet so that nobody can steal your personal data. You can tell if your on a SSL page because you will have a little "Lock" icon in your browser, also in the address bar you will see "httpS://www...." rather than the standard "http://www..."

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Guess the others already answered what SSL is. Yes, it would be good to have it when choosing web hosting. Should take a look at HostGator. Very reliable, great size, nice prices, and yea, includes SSL for free.

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  • 1 decade ago

    SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It is an encryption method that encrypts data sent from a website or email sent from server to computer and vice versa. It is helpful to have this as this enhances your website's security.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    no its not important. u can get ssl from http://www.indiandomainshop.com

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