Can I use SSL (secure server) pages?

You can use SSL security for your website on our servers. Doing so allows you to display secure, encrypted pages to your visitors.

To use SSL security on your website, you need an “SSL certificate”. We offer free SSL certificates for most sites.

Explains how to make browsers show the “secure padlock” for your site.

Explains how to get an SSL certificate for your site.

If you include URLs to non-secure images in a secure Web page, your browser may warn you that the page is only “partially secure” or “partially encrypted”, or that the page has “mixed content”.

Explains how to make sure that all connections to your website are secure.

Explains how to add new hostnames to an SSL certificate.

Search engines may give a slight ranking boost to SSL sites, but that probably shouldn’t be the main reason to do it.

Tips to help you pass a credit card PCI (Payment Card Industry) Data Security Standards scan, or similar security scan.

With modern SSL certificates, the domain names are listed in the “Subject Alternate Name” section of the certificate, not just the “common name”.

This message is common in the first day or two after you add an SSL certificate to your site, and can usually be ignored.

If you buy an “AlphaSSL” certificate, you can add a graphic “seal” to your SSL page to indicate that it’s secure.