SSL/HTTPS for Your Website
SSL/HTTPS for Your Website. Does your website show the connection as “Not Secure” in Google Chrome or other web browsers?
Every day in the news we hear about new online hacking scandals. People are aware of the need for increased security when going online, and maybe even shopping online. Trust is everything. If you run a website, then you need to act now.
Visitors to your website need to know they can trust you and your website.
Visitors can easily check by looking up at the address bar of their browser. If a web page is secure, they will see the comforting Padlock icon. Google Chrome goes one step further and adds the word “Secure” next to the padlock, just to reinforce the fact.
If a web page is not secure, there is no padlock, and Google Chrome may even state “Not Secure“.
The industry standard for establishing a secure and encrypted link to a website is called SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). This encryption ensures that all data moving between a web browser and a website server is private. You can tell if a website uses a secure connection because the URL begins with HTTPS://. The “s” in that prefix stands for secure, so HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP.
To create this type of security, you need to have at least one certificate. These are issued by certificate authorities and used to cost a lot of money. In fact, some still do. However, in this course, I will show you where you can get a free certificate and how to install it so that your site is secure.
Who this SSL/HTTPS for Your Website course is for:
– WordPress website owners that want to move their HTTP site to the secure HTTPS
– Anyone interested in learning more about SSL/HTTPS is important going forward.
What Will I Learn?
- Understand why SSL is important.
- learn How to Install Free SSL/HTTPS
- Understand how SSL works.
- Migrate an HTTP Wordpress website to HTTPS.
- Use AutoSSL if it is enabled on the host.