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EspreSSL Martini (Espresso Martini)

What is an SSL certificate? Let's secure some espresso martinis and discuss encrypted connections to websites.

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Lance Beaudry

Lance doesn't have time for the spacesinhissentences. He's always going, curious, and extremely competitive (mostly with himself). He loves to investigate a website to identify opportunities for more traffic and conversions. Spend a little time with him and he'll give you a treasure chest full of website marketing ideas to help you get more results.

Why This Recipe Works

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. In short, it’s the standard technology for keeping an internet connection secure and safeguarding any sensitive data that is being sent between two systems. An SSL certificate is a type of digital certificate that provides authentication for a website and enables an encrypted connection.


  • One website
  • Content that loads over HTTPS
  • A server with an SSL certificate installed


  1. Have a website.
  2. Make sure the links throughout the site contain HTTPS (not HTTP).
  3. Get that SSL installed on your website server.