HTTPS and SSL - secure your website with SSL certificate
Learn how to upload an SSL certificate in just a few simple steps with BOWWE. From HTTPS to increased user trust and improved SEO, SSL is a must-have for any website owner. Follow along and protect your site from cyber threats today!
What is a SSL certificate?
The SSL certificate is a basic form of security for the transmission of your website's data. It is like a digital ID card for a website that shows it's trustworthy and can keep your information safe. It's like a secret code that encrypts information, such as your passwords or credit card numbers, so that nobody else can see it.
When you see the padlock icon and https at the beginning of a website's URL, that means it's using an SSL certificate to keep your information safe.
Benefits of having SSL secured website
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) provides an encrypted connection between the user's web browser and the website's server, which helps to protect sensitive data from being intercepted or stolen by hackers.
Increased user trust
When users see the padlock icon in their browser's address bar, they know that their connection to the website is secure. This helps to build trust and confidence in your website and brand.
Google and other search engines give priority to websites that have SSL certificates. This means that having an SSL secured website can help to improve your search engine rankings and attract more traffic.
Compliance with industry standards
Many industries and regulatory bodies require websites to have SSL certificates, especially if they collect or transmit sensitive data such as personal information or payment details.
SSL certificates are available for FREE in the Advanced and Professional plan. You can also get one for just $50/year in our Standard plan. Check BOWWE Pricing for more information
HTTP vs HTTPS
HTTPS (HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure) and HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) are both protocols used to transfer data between a user's web browser and a website's server. The main difference between them is that HTTPS is a secure version of HTTP.
When you see the padlock icon and "https" in the website's URL, that means your information is being sent securely. So, it's better to use HTTPS whenever you can, especially when you're sharing sensitive information like your password or credit card number.
How to upload SSL certificate on your website in BOWWE?
Select the project you want to secure and go to the Domain settings
Enable SSL certificate under your Domain Address. This option won’t be available in the Free Plan
Choose the type of SSL Certificate, you can use your custom certificate or one generated by us
If you want to use your custom SSL, attach two files: Certificate and Private Key
Private key cannot be protected by password and the two files must be related to each other.
Save and publish your website to complete