Secure domain with HTTPS if you use your own website

While Ecwid protects your customers’ data using SSL sent via HTTPS, your website is a separate matter. Adding Ecwid to a website that doesn’t have an SSL certificate can cost sales from consumers who find your site unsafe.

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, you already have an SSL certificate by default.
If your site is already indexed, you should follow Google's recommendations to maintain your site ranking during the HTTP → HTTPS migration. 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 enable SSL. Check out their Help Center or contact their support team to find out how to set it up.

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 a 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 of 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 certificates. This will save hours by installing the certificate and switching to HTTPS.

Buy an SSL certificate from a reseller

You may also buy an SSL certificate from one of the resellers:

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.

Related articles

Security in Ecwid
Understanding HTTPS and SSL
HTTPS: How to increase search engines' and people's trust

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