Secure socket layer or SSL is a way to encrypt the connection between anyone accessing your sites browser and our server. SSL was typically only required for sending sensitive information to the server like credit cards but google changed their standards and over time SSL has become the new normal so http://somesite.com now can also shows as https://somesite.com (note the extra s) .
Our cPanel servers now include a free lets encrypt domain validated 2048bit Sha2 encoded SSL that operates over TLS 1.2 and is already installed on all Hosting and Email Accounts. This free ssl is recognized by 99.5% of browsers and covers your base domain https://domain.com www.https://domain.com as well as your webmail.domain.com and your mail server mail.domain.com
These new SSL certificates are good for 3 months and then automatically renew so you will have continuous SSL coverage and you can view your SSL status via your cpanel Security / SSL Status feature.
Just because you now have an SSL does not mean your website code is compliant. Your software must include code to tell anyone going to your website to switch to the new https connection and this can be done by options in our website builder or Wordpress options menu. If you run plain html its simply a matter of adding or editing the .htaccess file to force https.
In addition you can not mix https and non https links anywhere in your website code so you may need to do a search and replace and also make sure the remote urls you embed are running https. Read about https requirements in our knowledge base here: Using SSL
You can test your site using this wonderful online tool https://whynopadlock.com or open a support ticket for assistance.
Saturday, February 2, 2019