Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a security protocol that secures internet connections and safeguards information between two systems. When it comes to dropshipping, the two systems refer to a shopping website and a visitor’s browser. The information can be anything sensitive or personal which includes but is not limited to, financial information such as credit card numbers and other personal information such as names and addresses.
As SSL has become a norm and foundation for eCommerce websites, DSers will only link to WooCommerce stores that have an SSL certificate installed.
Why do you need HTTPS for your website?
1. Increase security and credibility
As we mentioned before, an SSL certificate allows your website to use the HTTPS protocol to establish secured and encrypted communications between your website and your visitor’s browser to protect the sensitive information on your website.
Once you have an SSL certificate installed, a padlock icon, or lock icon, will display on the top of your browser that is right next to your URL. It also lets your visitors trust your website. After all, everyone is alerted when browsing a website with a red exclamation mark and showing “Not secure”.
2. Improve search results
In addition to the security benefits, Google has made it clear a long time ago that websites using SSL will get better search rankings.
Therefore, it is crucial to understand how to install an SSL certificate for your website!
How to install an SSL certificate
DSers has compiled a list of blogs from some of the major web hosting service providers to help you deploy a free SSL certificate on your website.
Since each service provider has different ways to install SSL, please find your own provider below accordingly to check for specific steps.
If you have any questions about the process, please feel free to contact us via Facebook Messenger. Our customer service team will reply to you as soon as possible and do their best to help you.
Siteground - Add an SSL to Your Site
Once the SSL is issued, Siteground will ask its users to configure their sites to work through HTTPS.
Hostinger - Add an SSL to Your Site
Planethoster - Add an SSL to Your Site
Hostgator - Add an SSL to Your Site
o2switch - Add an SSL to Your Site
OVHcloud - Add an SSL to Your Site
Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!