Secure domain with HTTPS if you use your own website

Ecwid protects your customer data with SSL certificate and HTTPS protocol. When you add your Ecwid store to an existing website, you keep our free SSL certificate for your store. Although the rest of the website is a separate matter. You need to purchase an SSL certificate to protect sensitive information or even boost search engine rankings.

To provide security throughout your customers’ experience with your brand, buy and install an SSL certificate for your site. This will show the secure "lock" icon in your customers' browsers and will run your entire site via HTTPS.

All merchants, registered with Ecwid have a one-page website with a built-in online store. This is the Ecwid Instant Site and it is completely free for all users.
If you use the Instant Site with an Ecwid domain (like https://example.company.site), you already have an SSL certificate by default.
If your site is already indexed, to maintain your site ranking during the HTTP → HTTPS migration you should follow Google's recommendations. For example, set up 301 redirects from your old URLs to the new URLs on your server. You can contact your SSL provider (site builder or hosting support) to check if these conditions are met with their HTTP → HTTPS migration.

Get an SSL certificate if you use a sitebuilder

Some site builders offer a simple way to install SSL — you can simply enable it. Check out your site builder's Help Center or contact their support team to find out how to set up SSL for your website domain.

Wix: you can enable SSL for your website right in your Wix admin area:

  1. From your dashboard, click Manage Site.
  2. Click Manage next to SSL Certificate.
  3. Click Turn on SSL.
  4. Click Continue.

See the detailed instructions in the Wix help center.

Weebly: you can automatically add an SSL certificate to your Weebly website from your Weebly site editor:

  1. Click Settings.
  2. Scroll down to SSL in the General section.
  3. Click Enable.

See the detailed instructions in the Weebly help center.

Duda: you can install an SSL certificate for your site right from the Duda admin area. See the instructions on how to do it.

Squarespace: you can just enable the SSL security setting in your Squarespace site editor. See the detailed instructions in the Squarespace help center.

Webydo: you can enable SSL for your site in your Webydo admin area.
See the detailed instructions in the Webydo help center.

Joomla, WordPress, Drupal: you’ll need to buy an SSL certificate (see the options below) and install it on your website following the instructions:

Consider consulting a developer if the instructions are too technical.

Get a free SSL certificate from Cloudflare

Cloudflare offers free SSL certificates for up to 15 years. It protects your data, offers basic protection from DDoS attacks, and automatically speeds up your website.

To get an SSL certificate from Cloudflare, sign up and follow the instructions.

Buy an SSL certificate from your domain registrar or hosting service

Most domain registrars and hosting services sell SSL certificates. Buying from a domain registrar or a hosting service makes it easy to switch from HTTP to HTTPS. Here are some popular options:

We recommend using your domain registrar or hosting provider if they offer SSL certificate and can install it for your site domain or provide you with an easy way to switch to HTTPS through a simple setting in your domain/hosting account. This will save you hours of installing the certificate on the server manually and switching to HTTPS.

Buy an SSL certificate from a reseller

If you have a self-built site, you may also buy an SSL certificate from one of the SSL resellers:

and then manually install the certificate onto your server (most likely, the assistance of your system administrator will be needed).

Choose any reseller you like, and remember that there’s not much sense in buying the most expensive option since they will all protect your website just fine.

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