SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is now commonly referred to as TLS (Transport Layer Security), which is a protocol used to encrypt and secure data transmitted over the internet. It’s important for your website because it ensures that sensitive information such as login credentials, financial information, and other sensitive data are protected during transmission. When a website has SSL/TLS enabled, it’s typically indicated by a padlock icon in the browser and the URL will start with “https” instead of “http.” Having an SSL/TLS certificate on your website helps to build trust with visitors and can improve your website’s search engine ranking.