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What is an SSL certificate, why should you care and how do you get an SSL certificate on your Showit site, let me guide you through it all! Don’t worry, it’s super easy!
Why do you need to care about this?
Because if you don’t have one, the majority of your website visitors will not be able to enter your site.
Ever tried to access someone’s website and gotten a warning looking a little bit like this:
That’s because the website does not have an SSL certificate and your browser is warning you not to enter any information into this website because it is considered “not safe”.
Now, you might not be collecting any type of information on your site so you technically might not need an SSL Certificate. Your browser doesn’t know that and still warns your visitors preventing them from accessing your site.
And that’s why you need an SSL Certificate.
What is an SSL certificate?
An SSL (or TLS) is a data file at your website’s host and contains information about the website, for eg the owner of the website. It’s needed keep user data safe, prevent attackers and basically, to gain your visitors trust.
An SSL (or TLS) certificate is the difference between HTTP and HTTPS.
You cannot have a payment processor on your website if you don’t have an SSL certificate.
How do you get an SSL certificate on Showit?
A lot of hosting companies charge you to set up an SSL certificate. That is not fair, in my opinion. Because of the browser warnings, an SSL certificate should be part of your hosting and included.
And with Showit it is! Getting your certificate with Showit is super easy!
Follow these 3 steps to get your SSL certificate on Showit:
- Log into your Showit account
- Click the question mark in the lower right corner
- Write a message to the amazing Showit team asking them to get you an SSL certificate and provide them with your website URL
The Showit team will get your SSL certificate set up for you and send you a message as soon as it’s done. The last time I did it, it took them less than 24 hours.
This is easy to overlook when you are just getting started, but don’t forget this super important step: You worked hard for those website visitors, make sure you let them in!