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Website security with ssl/https

Website Security with SSL/HTTPS

An SSL certificate is a digital certificate that is used to establish a secure connection between a website and a web browser.

This certificate authenticates the website’s identity and encrypts any data that is transmitted between the website and the browser. HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) is a protocol that is used to secure the connection between a website and a web browser using an SSL certificate.

Why SSL is important

Securing your website with an SSL certificate is important for several reasons.

It helps to protect sensitive information that is transmitted between the website and the browser, such as personal information, login credentials, and credit card details. This is particularly important if your website handles sensitive information such as e-commerce transactions or personal data.

HTTPS helps to protect against man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks, which can be used to intercept and modify data that is transmitted between a website and a browser. This can be used to steal sensitive information or to inject malware into a website.

It can positively impact your website’s search engine ranking and can increase the trust of your visitors.

Verify that your site is secure using this ssl checker.

Types of SSL Certificates

Domain Validated Certificate (DV)

Domain Validated certificates are certificates that are checked against the domain registry. There is no identifying organizational information for these certificates and thus Acmetek does not recommend these to be used for commercial purposes.

Visitors to a website with DV certificates cannot validate, via the certificate, if the business on the site is legitimate and thus often do not trust this type of certificate.

It is recommended to use these types of certificates where security is not a concern, such as in protected internal systems

Organization Validated Certificate (OV)

Organizational certificates are Trusted. Organizations are strictly authenticated by real agents against business registry databases hosted by governments.

Documents may exchange and personnel may be contacted during validation to prove the right of use. OV certificates, therefore, contain legitimate business information. This is the standard type of certificate required on a commercial or public-facing website.

OV certificates conform to the X.509 RFC standards and thus contain all the necessary information to validate the organization.


In summary, securing your website with an SSL certificate is essential to protect sensitive information, prevent man-in-the-middle attacks and increase the trust of your visitors. It’s a must-do step for any website, especially for those that collect personal information or process payments.

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Viona W.

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