Safety and privacy awareness on the web is on the rise. Almost every developer/website owner want their website safe to use for their visitors so they won't need to be afraid that their data will be compromised by hackers or impersonators. Your site must be safe to use, that's what your customers expect from you. One of the options is using SSL (highly recommended!)
The most popular way to a secure connection to your webserver is using SSL (TLS), the green or gray lock-icon, or also known as https://
What is SSL or TLS?
The most people know
https that's used for secure connections as SSL:
Secure Sockets Layer. Officially it's called TLS:
Transport Layer Security. This method is used to create a secure connection to your webserver what will prevent attackers or other webservers to impersonate your website and keep your visitors safe. The SSL connection will be broken if that happens and the visitors browsers will warning the user that's it's not trusted.
How to add SSL to your website?
For people who are using a webhosting, the most common way is to enter the webhosting panel, go to the hosting-settings of your website and click
SSL. You can follow the steps to add SSL to your website. The most webhosting companies nowadays are supporting the popular certificate issuer Let's Encrypt.
Follow the steps that are visible. Otherwise read this page on Let's Encrypt website.
I don't know how to set up SSL
Contact your hosting provider, they can help you setting up an SSL certificate.