How to Get SSL (HTTPS) for Your Blog
What is SSL?
If you run a blog or website you’ve probably heard about SSL certificates and the idea of moving your domain from the old http:// to the secure https:// version. It is something that will affect the security, performance and even the search engine rankings of your blog.
SSL basically refers to Secure Sockets Layer and is the technology which is used to create an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This allows all the data passed between the web server and the browser to remain private.
How SSL Works
SSL works in five key stages to establish a secure “SSL handshake” between your web server and the browser that your visitor is using. To do this, it needs three different types of keys known as the public, private, and the session keys which all talk to each other to establish that secure session.
Once that session has begun, everything that is transmitted between the browser and the secure server is encrypted meaning that it is generally safe from people who are trying to spy on or steal that data when it is sent through forms, carts, and so on.
How to Turn On SSL (HTTPS) for Your Blog
You can follow the below steps for turning on the SSL (HTTPS) service for your blog:
- Sign in to Blogger.
- In the top left, click the Down arrow.
- Select the blog to update.
- In the left menu, click Settings and then click Basic.
- On the right, select Yes under HTTPS section and then turn on the HTTPS Redirect.
As soon as you update your site to https, these will become redirects. Fix what you can now, and flag the rest for during launch.