You can add your store to any website or blog and rest assured that your customers’ data is secured.
If you added store to your own website that doesn’t have an SSL certificate, your store data is still secure, but your customers will not see the secure "lock" icon in the browser address bar, which they might find unsafe.
To show the secure "lock" icon in your customers' browsers, your whole site must be running via HTTPS, so you need to buy and install an SSL certificate.
In this article:
- Get an SSL certificate if you use a sitebuilder
- Buy an SSL certificate from domain registrar or hosting service
- Buy an SSL certificate from a reseller
- Get a free SSL certificate from Cloudflare
Get an SSL certificate if you use a sitebuilder
Some site builders offer a simple way to enable SSL for your website. If you use a website builder, check out their Help Center or contact their support team to find out how to set it up.
Wix: you can enable SSL for your website right in your Wix admin area:
- From your dashboard, click Manage Site.
- Click Manage next to SSL Certificate.
- Click Turn on SSL.
- Click Continue.
Weebly: you can automatically add a SSL certificate to your Weebly website from your Weebly site editor:
- Click Settings.
- Scroll down to SSL in the General section.
- Click Enable.
Squarespace: you can just enable the SSL security setting in your Squarespace site editor. See the detailed instructions in the Squarespace help center.
Webydo: you can enable SSL for your site in your Webydo admin area.
See the detailed instructions in the Webydo help center.
Joomla, WordPress, Drupal: you’ll need to buy an SSL certificate (see the options below) and install it on your website following the instructions (you’ might need a developer's help):
Get a free SSL certificate from Cloudflare
Cloudflare offers free SSL certificates with up to 15 years of subscription. It protects your data and has other benefits like basic protection from DDoS attacks and automatically speeds up of your website.
To get an SSL certificate from Cloudflare, sign up and follow the instructions.
Buy an SSL certificate from your domain registrar or hosting service
Most domain registrars and hosting services sell SSL certificates.
Buying from a domain registrar or a hosting service makes it easy to switch from HTTP to HTTPS. Here are some popular options:
Buy an SSL certificate from a reseller
You can also buy an SSL certificate from one of the resellers:
Choose any reseller you like, and remember that there’s not much sense in buying the most expensive option since they will all protect your website just fine.