The World Wide Web is a virtual marketplace for domain names. A domain name is essentially a “digital” piece of real estate on the internet. In other words, a domain essentially buys space on the World Wide Web where a website can be developed. Official registries govern domain names and other aspects of websites. Therefore, a webmaster that wants to have a private website needs to register a domain name. After registration, the next step is to set up all of the hosting configurations for a website. A web host is essentially a virtual service that is linked to a physical server. All of the files of a website are stored on secure servers that are protected in special facilities.
A hosting plan needs to be synced with a website in order for the webpages to function properly and appear to people surfing the internet. One important feature of any hosting plan is cyber security. In other words, websites should be immune from any attacks that are done by rogue hackers sitting and hiding somewhere. If a website gets hacked, then all of the content can be compromised and manipulated. Additionally, hacking can implant malware and other viruses that are hidden in some of the links of a website. Innocent users can then click on such links and get viruses on their computers.
Secure Socket Layer is a standard technology that is used in cyber security of websites. An SSL service essentially protects a domain name and the server that is linked to it. First of all, SSL uses the latest cyber security methods when it comes to password management. Encryption protection is an example of a feature used by SSL. As a matter of fact, 256 bit encryption technology minimizes the risk of unauthorized access to a website. Hackers may have a very difficult time trying to gain webmaster controls over a domain name that is protected by the highest level of cyber security available.
An SSL certificate also displays to visitors that a website is legitimate in all ways when it comes to cyber security. For example, SSL implies that a domain name is registered with a hosting company that is legitimate and doesn’t pose any threats related to hacking. SSL certification also ensures customers that all personal data that is collected on a site is stored securely. Payment processing systems on ecommerce are synced with SSL technology.
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