Lesson 3: The SSL
The SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer, is an integral part of your WordPress site’s security. Basically, SSL establishes an encrypted link or connection between the user’s web browser (e.g. Google Chrome) and your website’s web server or web hosting service provider (refer to Lesson 4 below). That way, all data passing through the user’s web browser and the web server remains encrypted and private or “untouched”
In building an E-Commerce website, it is important to have an activated and enabled SSL. The video below discusses more about SSL, why a website needs to be SSL-compliant, where to purchase and register an SSL certificate, and how to implement it on your WordPress website.