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Online Security: Dedicated SSLs

How to Install your Dedicated SSL

  1. Log in to your Domains Dashboard

    Login to your Domains Dashboard
  2. On the dashboard, select the domain name you wish to modify.
    There are two views in the Domains dashboard - the Card and List views. Click on the view icons to switch to your preferred view.
    Card and List view
  3. Choose the domain you are working on. 
    In the Card view, click the domain's Manage button.

    Domain Dashboard - Card View

    In List view, click the domain or its gear icon on the right-hand side.

    Domain Dashboard - List View

  4. On the left pane, hit SSL Certificate.
    SSL Certificate
  5. Click on View Plans to check the SSL Plan suitable for your need. 
    View Plans
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to purchase and install a Dedicated SSL for your domain.
    SSL Plans

Dedicated SSL FAQ

What is a dedicated SSL

The most common type of SSL that allows your domain to display inside of the web browser URL bar when a user visits your site. Simply speaking, the SSL is 'dedicated' to your domain rather than shared across various users on a server.

Can I apply a dedicated SSL to a specific subdomain

Dedicated SSL must be assigned to the 'www' subdomain and are not available for any other subdomain.

Once I install an SSL, can I view my website through the regular 'HTTP://' instead of 'HTTPS://'

You lose the benefit of your SSL if you try to visit your website through a nonsecure method ('HTTPS is secure, 'HTTP is nonsecure). Additionally, many web browsers will throw a security error if you try to visit an SSL website using a non-secure method. We recommend setting up a 301 redirect to prevent customers from accidentally visiting your website through non-secure methods.

SSLs and 301 Redirects

You can use a 301 redirect to force website visitors to use a secure 'HTTPS address when visiting your site instead of the regular 'HTTP address. Using a 301 redirect helps to prevent users from getting 'insecure' or 'unsafe' warnings in their internet browser.

We highly recommend that you set up a 301 redirect whenever you use an SSL. If you are not sure how to set up a 301 redirect, learn how to with our knowledge base article or call us to have our Professional Services team set it up for a small fee.

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