SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a security protocol used to establish an encrypted connection between a web server and a user’s web browser.
In WordPress, SSL is used to secure the transmission of data between the user’s computer and the website, ensuring that sensitive information such as login credentials and personal data is protected from eavesdropping and tampering.
SSL is also known as TLS or Transport Layer security protocol. When a website has SSL certificate, it confirms that your information on that site is encrypted and secured.
SSL is typically implemented using a digital certificate, which verifies the identity of the website and enables the secure exchange of data.
Enabling SSL on a WordPress site involves obtaining an SSL certificate, configuring the site to use HTTPS instead of HTTP, and updating any internal links and references to ensure they use the HTTPS protocol.