Protect your site against digital threats with a secure connection.
The closed lock that appears next to the website’s URL in the address bar indicates that the connection is secure. It guarantees that users’ connections to this website are encrypted. When a connection is encrypted, users’ passwords and other sensitive information are safe and confidential. A secure website’s URL begins with HTTPS.
Enhancing user experience and search engine rankings are just two benefits of having a secure website. Users will automatically have a secure connection to your website if you build it with one.com.
What is HTTPS?
Visitors can access your website securely thanks to HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS). Sensitive data, like bank account information or passwords, is safeguarded when you have a secure website that uses HTTPS, allowing visitors to safely navigate your website. The “S,” which stands for “Secure,” is what distinguishes HTTP from HTTPS. An HTTP website puts user data at risk and offers a far less secure connection.
You will need to install an SSL certificate and use a.htaccess file to reroute HTTP to HTTPS in order to secure your website with HTTPS. We make this simple for you at one.com by automatically configuring your HTTPS connection.
We will install a free wildcard SSL certificate for you as part of our all-in-one hosting packages. An SSL certificate with a wildcard covers the entire domain, including subdomains. When a page is published, our website builder will handle the HTTP to HTTPS redirect, or if you use WordPress, you can do it by just installing a plugin.
Why secure your website?
A secure website is essential in this digital age. We give our customers a free SSL certificate and extra security features because we think that website security is crucial. There are many benefits to having a secure website:
- Safe browsing. A secure connection ensures that visitors can safely browse your site. As a result, it’s much less likely that hackers intercept their data.
- Trust. A secure connection shows that your website is reliable. This can increase the user’s confidence in your website.
- Improved user experience. Browsers make it clear if a website is “not safe”. This can lead to a poor user experience, prompting users to leave and never return to your site.
- Better rankings. Having a secure website can boost your SEO rankings. Sites with an HTTPS connection are rated higher by Google, so they are more likely to receive a better position and generate more organic traffic.
How to create a secure website?
Although creating a website is simple, there are a few things to take into account if you want to build a secure website.
Selecting a reputable hosting company with safe servers to ward off online attacks is a smart first step. Select a web host that prioritizes website security and provides a comprehensive package with a single subscription. Therefore, you don’t need to purchase an SSL certificate or any other additional security features from another source.
Learn about the security features that a hosting company provides. As you are aware, a secure website requires an SSL certificate. However, other features like domain locking, backups, and malware scanning will also strengthen the security of your website.
It’s critical to remember that you are in charge of protecting the information on your own website and that of your visitors. Updating your WordPress installation on a regular basis and activating an SSL certificate are essential security precautions.
If you choose to use WordPress to build your website, you will have access to a wide range of free third-party plugins that can improve website security. However, plugins that could damage your website should be avoided. Prior to installing a plugin, always make sure to look at its features, reviews, and installation count.