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Why You Need an SSL Certificate On Your Membership Site

If you want to retrieve account and billing information on your new membership site, you will need to properly install SSL.

Why an SSL Certificate Is So Important

SSL is the standard technology used to secure the information that passes between your website and any online visitors. If you’re planning on utilizing any private information such as login passwords, online purchases, and personal information, it is necessary to keep this data protected.

By encrypting the information, the security provided by SSL will serve as a barricade against hackers and other malicious individuals who would love to see what credit cards are being used.

How to Set Up SSL

An SSL certificate is available at an additional cost, and may be purchased from your hosting provider. Once purchased, most hosting providers will automatically apply the certificate to the website domain name designated by you.

If you’re looking for another place to purchase your SSL from, we recommend using namecheap.com, then asking your host to install it for you. Keep in mind that some hosting providers will not install SSL from a third party.

After everything is set up, double check the settings to ensure that SSL encryption is enabled for all website pages.

For more detailed information, refer to your hosting provider’s support or FAQ documentation.

Updated on December 19, 2017

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