SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer, provides secure transfer of encrypted data over a server and keeps private information, such as consumer data, financial account numbers, and username and passwords, safe. This level of security makes it impossible for a third party to intercept the information.

While SSL is the commonly used term, our solution technically uses TLS (Transport Layer Security), which is an updated, more secure, version of SSL. We still refer to our security certificates as SSL but our solution actually employs the most up-to-date TLS certificates.

It is recommended that SSL be turned on for your site. There are several reasons to do so:

  • Authentication – SSL encryption ensures that the correct servers are speaking to each other. 

  • Data Integrity – Protects the data in the transit between client and servers from being altered in any way. 

  • Encryption – Safeguards your communications from those who aren’t supposed to receive them. 

  • SEO – Sites with SSL turned on may see a slight boost in Google’s search results.

To turn on SSL for your site, navigate to Website >> Settings in your admin. 

Website Settings

On the Settings page, locate the SSL and toggle it on:

SSL Toggle

If you have not yet added a custom domain to this Settings page, you won't see this toggle. Once your domain has been added and your DNS setup is complete, you can toggle on!

If you are having any issues with your SSL encryption, check out our articles for Troubleshooting for SSL or DNS Troubleshooting

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