If you manually install your SSL, here
are 5 things to consider
Request the SSL
Specify your domain name and the type of web server that’s hosting your site.
Once installed, redirect your visitors to the secured (HTTPS) version of your site.
Verify your SSL
Then verify that you control the domain — verification depends on the type of certificate and web server.
Enter your URL into a browser. Look for the padlock icon before your URL, if it’s there, you’ve completed installation and your site is SSL secure.
Download your SSL
Download your primary and intermediate certificates from the SSL dashboard.
SSL/TLS increases customer trust
Why you need SSL
You can negatively affect your website’s trustworthiness if your website is not marked secure by browsers like Google Chrome. If your site has an SSL certificate, its URL will start with the prefix “https” and a padlock icon will appear in the browser bar, which shows your visitors your site is secure and their data is secure. Search engines rank pages that are protected by SSL better, and visitors are more likely to trust them.
What SSL does
A SSL certificate encrypts all information transmitted to and from your website, protecting it from third parties.
SSL vs TLS
TLS is an updated, more secure version of SSL. When you buy an SSL certificate from IONOS, you get the latest TLS technology. We still refer to them as SSL certificates because it’s the more common term.