This article was last updated on the January 2, 2017.IMPORTANT: We provide each and every customer with a free SSL certificate. There is no need to buy any 3rd party certificate.
Note: Enabling SSL on your site will decrease site performance slightly as SSL is an encryption and encrypting and decrypting content adds additional load time.
Securing Your Site
If you want to use SSL with your website then the first thing you’ll have to consider is if your site is ready and all elements on your site are secure.
A secure element is an element with a relative URL. This means the url does not use http:// or https:// as url. It uses //. By using a relative URL the element/link or site gets loaded based on the fact if SSL is turned on or not. If it’s turned on it will be served as https:// if not http:// that way you are flexible and all your elements and urls are ready for SSL.
To check if your pages are ready and fully secure you can use a service like WhyNoPadlock. Additionally there are WordPress plugins that can secure your content automatic. One of them that some of our customers are using is: SSL Insecure Content Fixer.
We’ve automated the SSL activation so the only thing you need to do is log into your hosting dashboard and click on the “Choose URL” next to your site and choose one of the urls containing “https:” which will result into our system issuing a SSL certificate. Please note that this process can take up to 5 minutes after you’ve switched the url to “https:”.