How To Use Free SSL on BigCommerce
Feb 5, 2023

How To Use Free SSL on BigCommerce

What is SSL certificate? An eCommerce SSL certificate is a simple certificate that shows that your website has an encrypted connection between the users on your site and the server. It certifies that their data is safe and protected. In this video how to install one free!

Video Transcript:
(How To Use Free SSL on BigCommerce)

Hey, let's talk about SSL for big commerce. First of all, my name is Kal, I'm a developer, I'm a store owner. And just like you, and I help people with their ecommerce stores, and in this video, I want to talk about SSL certificates and the free SSL, SSH SSL certificate. If you're not familiar with SSL certificates, if this is foreign to you, it's basically the thing that shows your site as a padlock in the in the address bar to let everybody know that it's super, super secure, which is great to get to your SSL certificate settings, and to share my screen, but you're gonna go to Manage dot big commerce.com.

And when you get logged in, you can click on SSL certificates. And it should show you all of the your domains that have had SSL certificates installed, including if you've been around for a while some that are maybe expired. And if you need to apply a new, a new certificate, you can come here to where it says add new SSL certificate, and you can select option. So I'm going to select the domain that I want to apply this to. And now we come to this screen where we have a choice, right? Do you want to install an SSL certificate from big commerce, ie the free one, do you want to install a third party SSL certificate ie, the one everybody wants to sell you for a couple 100 bucks, or something third party where they just give you the controls, and you can figure out what you want to do yourself. Now, you know, there, you know, if you take your store seriously, a lot of places will make you feel like you need to buy a serious SSL certificate from Norton or whoever, because now everybody's gonna really, really believe that you're legit and secure.

Here's my take, nobody cares. As long as you have the sleeve, as long as you have a padlock in the top, nobody cares, man, if it's third party or not. So to me 100% of my clients and myself use the free ssl certificate from big commerce. And so to get that you click on Choose a certificate, and you just choose the free one. Now I've already got it installed. But if I didn't, then I could choose it here. There are some, you know, some additional ones you can purchase through big commerce if you want, again, you really don't need this at all. And I don't I don't see it impacting your conversion rate one bit. So I don't know why anybody would pay, you know, a bunch of money for something. If it's not going to give them a benefit.

So I would not get any of these, I would just use the free version. And you can come through here. And you know, if I didn't have this applied already, I could click to apply it. It usually does apply within you know, 10 minutes. And to be honest with you, there's an even faster way to get the supplier, which is just to call big commerce. So if you just call your support number and put in your pin, then you can say, Hey, would you guys install my free certificate? And they all say yes, and it'll be installed in a couple of minutes. And it works right every time. Their support is really, really great. So I do recommend the free ssl certificate from Bigcommerce. It's all you need. And you know, whether you do it this route or just give them a call, it's next to no effort to install. And that's all you need to know. Leave me a comment if you guys found this helpful. If you guys have more questions about SSL certificates, if you know something that I don't know, let me know as well. And I'll see you guys in the next one. Thank you so much.