Adding an Secure Socket Layer to your website is crucial to securing your customers information, payments, and traffic to your site. Having an SSL Certificate also is a factor in Google's search ranking checklist, increasing your search engine optimization with the use of an SSL. SSLs can be confusing and difficult to understand. In this short guide we break down and explain SSLs as non-technical as possible.
In the final section of this book, those who use Ubuntu for web hosting will be able to follow our guide and be able to install a free SSL with Let's Encrypt.