How do I activate my SSL certificate on Selz?

Consumers buying products online need to know that the websites they are visiting and entering their payment details on are secure. All transactions and credit card information on Selz is protected with industry standard security, including encryption and SSL security. The Selz platform is also PCI compliant. When you use a custom domain on Selz, the checkout process is always SSL encrypted. However, if you want to make your whole website secure to improve site visitors’ trust, you need an SSL Certificate.

What is an SSL Certificate?

An SSL Certificate protects your site’s content so that any sensitive information that gets passed onto the server is encrypted. To put it simply, your domain gets a padlock icon that assures customers that they are on a safe, encrypted site. When you have an SSL Certificate, the typical HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) web address is changed to HTTPS. The ‘S’ stands for ‘secure’. Having a valid SSL Certificate in place makes the process secure- only the sender and the recipient can decipher the information being passed on.

What are the advantages of having an SSL Certificate?

Apart from protecting sensitive information and improving your customers’ trust, it also:

  • Boosts search engine rankings – Having an SSL Certificate is one of the ranking parameters on Google. You have a better chance of your website showing up in search results.
  • Improves conversions – Customers feel more secure making purchases from your store when they know that their sensitive information is safe.

Where can I get an SSL certificate?

Selz provides all custom domain users with a free SSL Certificate so you don’t have to purchase one elsewhere. All you need to do is set up what’s called a DNS record to point to your store on Selz. DNS records can be set up through the site where you registered your domain, and you can always contact them with questions about the process. Once you have a DNS record, you can request an SSL Certificate on your Selz dashboard. You can find more information about setting up your custom domain’s DNS records here.

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