Online Security: Dedicated SSLs
How to Install your Dedicated SSL
Log in to your Domains Dashboard.
- 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.
- Choose the domain you are working on.
In the Card view, click the domain's Manage button.
In List view, click the domain or its gear icon on the right-hand side.
- On the left pane, hit SSL Certificate.
- Click on View Plans to check the SSL Plan suitable for your need.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to purchase and install a Dedicated SSL for your domain.
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.