Switch to https Without Downtime, Lost Links, Rankings, or Headaches

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A Selection of Pages Related To Switching From HTTP to HTTPS

If your website is using http and you want to use https, there are some very important steps you want to take.

The way things work as of the date of this publication. All your pages are currently listed as http in the search engines. If you switch to https and someone and clicks on a search engine listing to your page, they will get a 404-page error or Page not found. You need to redirect everything from http to https.

If you find the techniques out of your comfort zone, you can contact support for help. You need your web host to install the SSL certificate anyway, so they may help you with the redirect.

I have listed a few articles below that will help you make the switch from http to https quick and painless. Have a look at what these articles for the tips they offer.

How to Switch to HTTPS on WordPress in 5 Minutes

Guide: Converting Your Site From HTTP to HTTPS

HTTP to HTTPS: An SEO’s guide to securing a website

Moving your website to HTTPS / SSL: tips & tricks

Migrating to HTTPS: How SSL Impacts Search Engine Rankings

How To Add An SSL Certificate

If your server is unmanaged and you have control over it, you can install an SSL Certificate. If your website is hosted on a managed hosting plan contact support so they can install the certificate for you.

I have listed a collection of web pages I found useful and that goes into the technical details for installing an SSL Certificate for your site. Have a look at what they offer.

Web Pages I have Selected Related To Adding An SSL Certificate

How To Install an SSL Certificate from a Commercial Certificate Authority

SSL Certificate Installation Tutorial – Step By Step Instructions

Install an SSL Certificate on a Domain – Version 68 Documentation – cPanel Documentation

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