The importance of having a secure HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol over Secure Socket Layer) connection cannot be overemphasized. Launching a new product or blog without taking the security of users’ personal information into consideration is a sure way to suffer from negative consequences.

Thankfully, the default security protocol for the ClickFunnels domain is already implemented and the steps to launch an encrypted version of your website are quite simple. In fact, if you’ve already got a conventional, non-encrypted version of your site up and running, it’s more than likely that you can switch to an encrypted one without too much effort. Otherwise, you’ll have to take a few days to change a few lines of code.

Getting Started

If you’ve been following the blog posts about the various iterations of the ClickFunnels platform, you’ll know that we’ve established a fair bit of coverage on how to launch a site using a range of the product’s different tools. With that in mind, let’s quickly review what’s involved in setting up an encrypted version of your website. (Of course, if you’re new to the platform, take the time to familiarize yourself with the general site setup process first.)

First things first, you’ll need to generate a new certificate for your site. To do that, you’ll need to visit your site’s dashboard, click on “Get a Certificate,” and follow the instructions. Depending on your site’s theme, this process may take a few minutes to a few hours, so be sure to leave yourself plenty of time. Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered. When you complete the process, you’ll be presented with a certificate file that you can download and install on your site.

The Importance Of HTTPS

The importance of HTTPS cannot be overstated, so let’s review the basic reasons this protocol is so crucial to your site’s security.

  • It’s encrypted, which makes it harder for hackers to intercept personal information.
  • It establishes a secure connection between your site and the user’s computer or mobile device.
  • It provides an authentication factor, meaning users know they’re dealing with a legitimate site.
  • It prevents header injection, a type of injection that can occur when users are redirected to a different site through a