How Do I Secure My Website?

How Do I Secure My Website?

Whether you have a business or personal website, securing your site is now more important than ever. An SSL certificate on your website is the only way to build a secure, encrypted connection between the browser and your Web server that lets visitors submit sensitive information, such as payment details, securely.

There are multiple types HERE, so before you purchase an SSL certificate be sure to review your server configuration, and consider how you plan to use the SSL certificate.

After you purchase an SSL, request the certificate in your account. Depending on the certificate type, we verify requests with the domain registrant and possibly other factors before we issue the signed certificate.

When your certificate is issued, download all of the files from your account and install them on your Web server to secure your site. If your website is hosted in the same account, we automatically install the SSL and update the IP address for your website when your SSL is approved.


After you purchase an SSL certificate, you need to request it for the domain name (or “common name”) you want to use.

You can only request SSL certificates for domain names you control.

Before you start

Before you request your certificate, we recommend checking out the following information:

  • Verify your SSL certificate request to make sure you have documents you might need prepared beforehand
  • If you’re using the certificate on your own server or a code or driver signing certificate, see Generate CSR (certificate signing request)

OK – you’re ready

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Click SSL Certificates.
  3. Next to the account you want to use, click Manage.
  4. Select one of the following based on where you’re hosting your certificate:
    Where’s it hosted? What to do hosting or site builder Select the domain hosted in your account you want to use.
    Anywhere else Select Provide a CSR, and then enter the CSR from your server.

    NOTE: If you’re requesting a UCC certificate, your CSR should include the SANs you want to use.

  5. UCC certs only — Enter any Subject Alternate Names you want to use, and then click Add.
  6. Depending on your issuance type, do one of the following:
    Issuance Type Select…
    Standard Click Request Certificate.
    Deluxe, Extended Validation (EV) Click Next, and then complete the information on the following page. We’ll use this information to verify you control the common name for which you requested the certificate so it must match whatever documentation you provide us.

    Click Finished.

Next step

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