Hypertext Transfer Protocol over Secure Socket Layer or HTTPS is a URI scheme used to indicate a secure HTTP connection. It is syntactically identical to the http:// scheme normally used for accessing resources using HTTP. Using an https: URL indicates that HTTP is to be used, but with a different default TCP port (443) and an additional encryption/authentication layer between the HTTP and TCP. This system was designed by Netscape Communications Corporation to provide authentication and encrypted communication and is widely used on the World Wide Web for security-sensitive communication such as payment transactions and corporate information systems.
In this tutor guide for WAMP, we will show you how to create a self-signed HTTPS SSL certificate; then, how to implement this self-signed certificate into WAMP; then, obtain a FREE Trusted HTTPS SSL Certificate to replace the self-signed one.