Securing your website with an SSL certificate

Securing your website with a SSL certificate has become more important. Google has decided this is an important factor in how websites are presented in Chrome.

There are several options for SSL certificates which range from free to thousands of dollars.

A free SSL certificate from Let’s Encrypt will give your site visitors confidence that their information is not leaking to the web when they interact with your site.

In addition to installing the certificate, I recommend redirecting all http traffic to your new https url. This is also a good time to choose a preferred domain, such as
as opposed to