Wondering about the "this site is not secure" warning that is popping up?
Certain browsers have changed their security settings recently which means sites without the https prefix, may show a warning notice.
To solve this and meet the security standards, Worldprofit offers:
SSL Certificates for Worldprofit hosted websites.
What is a SSL Certificate?
SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser. Typically, SSL is used to secure credit card transactions, data transfer and logins, and more recently is becoming the norm when securing browsing of social media and business sites.
Once the SSL Certificate is installed it’s used by the web server to initiate a secure session with browsers. Once a secure connection is established, all web traffic between the web server and the web browser will be secure.
When a certificate is successfully installed, the application protocol (also known as HTTP) will change to HTTPs, where the ‘S’ stands for ‘secure’. Depending on the type of certificate and what browser you are using to surf the internet, a browser will show a padlock or green bar in the browser when you visit a website that has an SSL Certificate installed.
A SSL Certificate may appear different for each internet browser.
Sample showing website with a domain validated SSL
Common Questions and Answers:
Q: Why Do You Need An SSL Certificate?
A: SSL Certificates protect your sensitive information such as credit card information, usernames, passwords etc. It also:
• Keeps your website data secure
• Increases your Google Rankings as Google indexes sites with https prefix with higher priority and credibility due to the security certificate
• Builds and enhances customer trust by display of the https prefix and green bar/padlock
• May help improve conversion rates
Q: How much does it cost to get a SSL Certificate for my website?
A: Cost: $49.95 / per domain. Compare to what others are charging in range of $100 and UP!
Free versions are advertising laden and not sufficient.
Q. How long is the SSL Certificate valid?
A: Worldprofit’s SSL Certificate is valid for one year from date of purchase.
Q: Once I purchase my SSL Certificate how long does it take to get installed?
A: Installation is quick, we register the Certificate and install for you, completion in 24 – 48 hours.
Q: Can I get a SSL Certificate for a site not hosted at Worldprofit?
A: We only offer (DV) SSL Certificates for sites hosted by Worldprofit.
Q: Will my site visitors still be able to access my site if they don’t use the https: prefix?
A: Yes, your site visitors will be able to access your site with both the http: address as well as the SSL version at https:
Q: If I visit my site and it’s secure but shows that some parts are not secure, what can I do?
A: We’ve created a help video to give you some tips on how to fix or correct this if you want to.
Says Danny Sullivan, from Google…..
"Protect your users and their data: Consider securing every page of your website with HTTPS to protect the integrity and confidentiality of the data users exchange on your site. You can find more useful tips in our best practices on how to implement HTTPS."
Source Google Webmaster
Danny Sullivan, Public Liaison for Search
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