How to get a secure https: prefix address for your website

Some browsers have recently changed their security settings so that sites without an https: prefix, may produce a warning that the site is not secure.

Worldprofit has a solution for website and business owners.

Worldprofit now offers:

Domain Validation (DV) SSL Certificates for Worldprofit hosted websites.

What is a (DV) 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.

SSL Certificates bind together:

  • A domain name, server name or hostname.
  • An organizational identity (i.e. company name) and location.

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 (DV) SSL Certificate may appear different for each internet browser.

Sample showing website with a domain validated SSL

SSL Certificate

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 Domain Validated SLL Certificate for my website?
A: Contact Worldprofit Support for pricing.

Q. How long is the SSL Certificate valid?
A: Worldprofit’s (DV) 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, usually within 48 – 72 business 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 SLS version at https:

Q:. Which browsers is the (DV) SSL Certificate compatible?
A: Worldprofit’s DV SSL Certificate is compatible with the following:

•Mozilla Firefox >= v2.0
•Google Chrome
•Internet Explorer on Windows XP SP3 and higher
•Microsoft Edge
•Android OS >= v2.3.6
•Safari >= v4.0 on macOS
•Safari on iOS >= v3.1
•Debian Linux >= v6
•Ubuntu Linux >= v12.04
•Amazon FireOS (Silk Browser)
•Kindle > v3.4.1
•Blackberry >= 10.3.3

Q: If I visit my site and it’s secure but shows that some parts are not secure, what can I do?

A: There is a great help video in your Worldprofit member area on how to fix or correct this if you want to.

Order Details:
To order your SSL Certificate, in your Worldprofit Member area look under WEBSITE MANAGEMENT then click on SSL Certificate.

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