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Question of the Day

Published September 09, 2019

What is an SSL?

  1. SSL: Standard Site Layout. An early tenet of web design which detailed the general layout that websites should follow.
  2.  SSL: Stylized Sales Location. The part of a site dedicated to sales and conversion opportunities.
  3. SSL: Secure Sockets Layer. Standard security technology which establishes an encrypted link between web servers and browsers.

The Answer is C.

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, known as the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser.

This link basically ensures that all data passed between the server and browser remains private, preventing outsiders from viewing your information. Without SSL installed on your web server, information can potentially be hacked— from filling out forms to conducting online banking to cyber shopping.

The great thing about sites built on the HubSpot CMS is that they each come with an SSL certificate. Enabling this technology on your site is as easy as going into your domain settings and selecting "require HTTPS."

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If you want to add an SSL certificate to a website that is not hosted on HubSpot, you'll have to reach out to your hosting provider to install one.

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