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Help with SSL Certificate

Discussion in 'Web Design & Development' started by fankled, Jun 5, 2018.

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  1. fankled

    fankled Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    My dad owns a small business website and he's being told that he should get an ssl certificate. I'm supposed to be in charge of these things for him, but my knowledge in this area is hardly better than his, and even after reading guides I'm really confused by it all.

    The website has zero user submitted data - no e-commerce, no log ins, not even a contact form. He's being told that come July Google will start warning people that the website is not secure. Will they really do this across the board or just on the pages where it's necessary? I know having https is supposed to boost Google rankings which would be good but is it really worth the hassle?

    If I do go ahead I don't know how to go about it. The website is created with Webeden and the domain name host is 123-reg. I see there are options to get a free certificate but I don't know where or how I would install it and I doubt I have the right level of access. It looks like the most straightforward option is through 123-reg. I assume they would install it automatically but I'm not sure if something has to go through Webeden as well? 123-reg charge £30 a year after the first year - it could be worse, but for a small business any cheaper options would be appreciated!

    Sorry for the long post and thanks in advance for any advice
     
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  3. JiminSA

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    I see that 123-reg have brought it down to 15 pounds - go through them mate;) All they'll need is ownership details a 5-minute set up ...
    Oh and apart from the Google rankings, you need to consider the effect "Not Secure" in your url box will have on your visitors ...
     
  4. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    webeden is a flash site builder where everything is hosted on webeden
    your domain name through 123.reg is forwarded to webeden
    You cannot buy a ssl certificate from 123.reg and expect it to work on webeden
    You need to speak to webeden help & find out how to add a ssl certificate there.

    I suspect that already have wild card SSl system set up that you simply enable from your control panel
     
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  5. fankled

    fankled Thread Starter

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    Thank you for the replies.

    JiminSA it's £15 for the first year which is great, but once they've suckered you in to auto-renewing, it doubles :rolleyes:.

    dvk01 - Thanks. I can't see anything on Webeden's control panel and not even a mention on their help pages, so I've ended up emailing them. If it's as simple as clicking enable, that would be fab.
     
  6. JiminSA

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    The thing about auto-renewal is that you can switch it off;)
    But it's a moot point - I didn't realise the setup as explained by Derek. I hope you can get it buckshee!
     
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