SSL certificates at a glance

Let your visitors know, they can trust your website. SSL certificates enable a secure HTTPS connection between your website and your visitor’s browser.

Protect important data

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SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encrypts and protects all data that your website exchanges with visitors – such as personal data, login data, credit card information and e-mail addresses. This means that third parties have no access to that data.

Build confidence

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Your visitors can easily recognize HTTPS connections and SSL encryption in their browser.
Using encryption helps your visitors gain confidence in your website.

SSL is a must not only for e-shops, but increasingly for regular websites, forums, social media websites and blogs as well.


Activate SSL for your website (included with all 1&1 packages)

SSL improves your Google ranking

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SSL encryption is rated positively by Google and other search engines, resulting in a better position in the hit lists.

13976-SSL-badgeSSL is included in all 1&1 packages

1&1, working together with you, strives to make the Internet a safer place by including powerful SSL encryption with all products. This is why the 1&1 SSL certificate from Symantec, providing your website with the best possible protection, is now included in all 1&1 packages.

You can activate SSL for your Managed WordPress websites conveniently from the 1&1 App Center.

Setting up SSL

An SSL encryption requires an SSL certificate which you connect to a domain. Your website is then confirmed as being safe by a trusted organization.

SSL encryption explained
  • SSL certificates allow encryption of important, confidential data and are thus required for successful e-commerce and social websites.
  • Your visitors can easily recognize HTTPS connections and SSL encryption in their browser.
  • SSL encryption increases your website’s security and creates trust that can turn visitors into customers.
  • SSL encryption leads to a better position in the Google hit lists for your website.

That is why we recommend activating SSL encryption for your websites. It only takes a few minutes.

Select your SSL certificate

SSL certificate - Symantec1&1 SSL Starter: for blogs and personal websites.

  • Protection for a domain or subdomain
  • 1&1 SSL Starter is a domain validated (DV) SSL certificate.
  • DV SSL certificates are perfectly suited to protect projects such as a blog or personal website.

1&1 SSL Business: for company and corporate websites.

  • Protection for a domain or subdomain
  • Malware protection and vulnerability assessment
  • 1&1 SSL Business is an organisation validated SSL certificate. This means that the existence of the registered company is audited by the certification body. Organisation validated SSL certificates are used not only to protect your company or corporate website, but to also validate the domain owners identity.

Manage SSL certificates and activate HTTPS

You can manage and assign your SSL certificates to your domains in the 1&1 Control Panel by selecting SSL certificates from the left sidebar. Once you assign a certificate to a domain, it will be bound to that domain for the first 30 days. After that, you can always reassign the SSL to a different domain when needed.

In the next step, you must activate your website for HTTPS. The process depends on your application (WordPress, Joomla!, MyWebsite…) and the installation type (self-managed, standard installation via the 1&1 App Center and Managed). In most cases, HTTPS can be activated in a few simple steps – either directly via your website’s admin area or via the 1&1 Control Panel.

 

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4 thoughts on “SSL certificates at a glance

  1. Peter Merts says:

    If someone created a bookmark or link to my website prior to my installing SSL, will that bookmark still work after implementation of SSL?

    What other impacts might occur from installing SSL? What actions can I take to avoid or minimize impacts to my regular website visitors?

    1. 1and1help says:

      Hi Peter,

      The page will still work with only “http” but because Google changed their rules to rank you better if you are using https – you might want to force http to https via .htaccess. Additionally, there may be a small amount of customers who might have problems accessing your site because their (outdated) web browser might not support SNI (which we use for ssl certificate implementation on our servers). But as mentioned: There are only a few very old (> 5 years) browsers which are not compatible with this.

      Best,
      Michael, 1&1

  2. Jacki Keable says:

    I recently activated my SSL with you….now I am unable to log in via Wise FTP to access my web files to update them – any help please?
    ta

    1. 1and1help says:

      Hi Jacki,

      You have to the change the settings in Wise FTP to SFTP with port 22 (if Wise is not doing it automatically). The server/host name has also changed. You can find the new host name in your 1&1 Control Panel under the “secure ftp” section.

      Best,
      Michael, 1&1

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