Rank Higher with HTTPS SSL Certificate

Secure Socket Layer SSL Encryption HTTPS Graphic Secure Socket Layer SSL Encryption HTTPS Graphic HTTPS or SSL is a secure socket layer on the HTTP protocol. It provides 256 bit encryption of data sent from and to the website making it virtually impossible for anyone to steal sensitive information being sent. Although the CIA have developed decryption software that can still listen and monitor what you are doing online and possibly, more than likely, other developed countries have started to do the same. In August of 2014 Google announced it would start ranking websites higher if they implemented https://. Doing so is a relatively simple process as long as your not scared to dive down into some code and database files. Most hosting companies have free SSL certificates called “Let’s Encrypt” also known as “Auto SSL”. Ask your hosting company before attempting to implement the below process. BACKUP EVERYTHING!@ Go to your WordPress dashboard and under Settings -> General change http:// to https:// Go to your Cpanel dashboard and select file manager, then navigate to your website’s root directory. Click on the .htaccess file and select EDIT. If you cannot see this file go to settings and make sure enable …