SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. Ensuring comprehensive web security is a top priority for StoreHippo. With the aim to make secure and encrypted connections, StoreHippo provides SSL certificates. SSL certificate is used as a ranking signal in Google search ranking algorithms. In simpler terms, if your website switches from HTTP to HTTPS, by adding an SSL certificate you have a better chance of ranking higher on Google SERPs.
An SSL Certificate serves two functions:
It authenticates the identity of the website (this guarantees visitors that they’re not on a bogus site).
It encrypts the data that is being transmitted.
For example, if your store's URL is http://www.abc.com, it will be updated to https://www.abc.com after you activate SSL certificates, customers who use the original URL will be redirected to your encrypted store.
To add a new SSL, click onAdd Newbutton. As you click on Add New button, a new page will open up where you can provide the information regarding the SSL certificate. The form contains the following fields:
Enter the domain name on which you need your SSL to be active in the domain field.
Choose the type of SSL certificate. It has the following possible values:
This is free of cost & StoreHippo will take care of its renewal.
When your StoreHippo SSL expires, the renew command will be executed automatically.
You have to buy this from any SSL provider like Godaddy, Bigrock etc.
Provide the SSL key and SSL certificate in the respective fields that you received from your SSL provider. Your SSL provider might need CSR and Key files in order to generate the certificate. Refer to Generating CSR and Keyfiles for details.
The key which you used to get the SSL certificate from the SSL provider has to be provided in theSSL Keyfield. Any other key will not work in favour of applying SSL certificate and your SSL certificate will not activate.
Enter the email id that the domain is registered within the email field.
Please note that only two attempts are allowed to add SSL certificate. If not successful, you can try more after 72 hours.