Easier than ever before: SSL encryption for WordPress
Nowadays, if you own a website and want to build trust with visitors or potential customers, you need to provide extensive security and data protection. Encrypting a website with an SSL certificate (Secure Socket Layer certificate) is one of the recommended methods to ensure your website is safe. Until recently, a single solution to set up WordPress with SSL wasn’t available. In the past, users needed to be well-versed in web knowledge, but 1&1 has simplified this process from employment up to re-configuration. Here’s how it’s done:
- After installing Managed WordPress with the 1&1 WordPress Wizard in the 1&1 Control Center, click in the left command bar on WordPress in the 1&1 App Center. Here you are given several options: change your installed website, edit, delete or link to your domain. The latter must be setup in order to activate your SSL certificate.
- Click on Connect domain and choose your domain. You will receive a message stating that your domain is now linked to the installed WordPress website. This can be changed at any time. Now, click on Activate SSL and a window will open for activating the SSL certificate. Next, confirm the terms and conditions for the SSL certificate and click on Activate SSL Certificate for Free to complete the setup process.
- After the SSL conversion, you can access your web site by selecting Visit website (please note that conversion can take up to several hours). Click on the lock icon in the left corner of the address bar of your browser to verify that your website is now secure.
Customers can use the significantly simplified setup for existing SSL certificates, or for purchasing additional SSL certificates. If you’d like to learn more about additional security measures 1&1 uses to protect your data, please visit our website.