You may have noticed that some URLs begin with HTTPS://. The added “s” signifies the security license that was bought and used by the website owner to secure the connection between a user’s browser and the server using encryption. This makes it more difficult for hackers to intrude on the connection. Our WordPress SSL Setup Service will secure your WordPress website to use an SSL certificate purchased from a hosting company or third-party provider.
What Is an SSL Certificate?
SSL is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer. Most of the time, when someone says “SSL”, they actually mean “TLS” (Transport Layer Security–a more recent and improved protocol that uses stronger encryption algorithms and offers unmatched privacy and performance) without knowing it. Until more people become familiar with “TLS,” the industry will continue to see certificates referred to as “SSL” Certificates because that’s the term more people are familiar with.
Websites are each issued a unique SSL certificate for identification. If a server has an SSL certificate installed incorrectly or its certificate doesn’t match, then browsers will warn the user from connecting to the site.
Why Do I Need an SSL Certificate?
If you are collecting payment or contact information from customers such as information from a Contact page, credit card numbers, or bank routing numbers, then you absolutely need the SSL certificate. Most merchants such as Authorize.net, for example, require a secure connection using SSL.
SSL Certificates Provide Privacy, Security, and Data Integrity
SSL Protects Against Phishing Attacks
SSL Providers Will Give You a Trust Seal
SSL Will Improve Your Google Rank
WordPress SSL Setup Service
Our WordPress SSL Setup Service includes the following:
- Setup WordPress to use HTTPS. We will update the WordPress Site Address (URL) to use HTTPS. This is so WordPress knows to use the secure protocol by default.
- Setup WordPress to force HTTPS. We will configure the WordPress .htaccess file to force the website to use HTTPS. This is a precautionary measure to make sure all content redirects properly.
- Update the WordPress database. We will run a SQL query on the WordPress database to change all instances of HTTP to HTTPS for the WordPress Site Address (URL). This will save you time making changes to your existing content.
NOTE: This service includes backing up the WordPress database before any changes are made to it. We will need access to your hosting cPanel and WordPress administrator accounts.
SSL Certificate Installation
Have a conversation with your hosting company about what SSL certificate options they offer. Most hosts offer paid SSL certificates and will install them for you. Some hosts offer SSL for free, but again, only use sources that you trust.
If your hosting company doesn’t install the SSL certificate automatically, our WordPress SSL Setup Service will perform the installation for you even if the certificate was purchased from a third-party provider. An additional hourly rate may apply.
Ready to Get Started With Our WordPress SSL Setup Service?
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The WordPress SSL Setup Service is charged at $60 per hour.