GOOGLE UPDATE – WEDDING PROS ARE YOU READY?

GOOGLE UPDATE – WEDDING PROS ARE YOU READY?

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Beginning in January, Google is going to label sites that collect confidential information as non-secure unless they’re protected with a dedicated IP and SSL Certificate. Both myself & Georgia are going to start working on this ASAP, and we suggest you do too…GET ON IT!

What the heck is an SSL Security Certificate & a dedicated IP address we hear you say?

An SSL certificate legitimizes your website by keeping form submissions secure and ensuring potential customers you’re safe to do business with.

A dedicated IP Address is a unique Internet address dedicated exclusively to a single hosting account.

Non Secure websites will be labelled like this….ugh how horrid!

How do I get a dedicated IP Address & an SSL Certificate?

We have put together a guide for the 2 most popular hosting systems Bluehost & GoDaddy..

Bluehost
To get a dedicated IP Address:

  1. Log in to your Bluehost cPanel account.
  2. Click on the Addons tab at the top of the screen.
  3. Select either Server Resources to limit the options or scroll down to Dedicated IP and select Add to cart.
  4. Select your payment method.
  5. The credit card on file is the default payment method. If this is the card you wish to use, enter the CVV2 code to proceed.
    • If you wish to use another payment method, click the “Change Payment Method” link. Select to use a new credit card or your PayPal account, and follow the directions on screen.

Note: Because of the IP address change you may experience a period of about 6-24 hours where your site can appear to be non-functional. This is the standard propagation time that is required to update your DNS throughout the world. Please note, your Temporary URL will also be changed and will be unavailable while the Dedicated IP is installed on your account. This is normal and you will be able to view your site by visiting your site using your new Dedicated IP within 4-24 hours.

Once you have done the above, follow this guide to purchase your SSL Certificate: https://my.bluehost.com/cgi/help/560

 

GoDaddy
To get a dedicated IP Address:

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy account.
  2. Click Web Hosting.
  3. Click Options, and then click Customize tab.
  4. From the Server IP menu, select Dedicated.
    • If you already purchased a dedicated IP address credit, click Apply Dedicated IP Credit.
    • If you need a dedicated IP address credit, click Checkout, and then complete your purchase.

Dedicated IPs can take 24 hours to become active on your hosting account. Once applied to the hosting plan, all domains can be pointed to the dedicated IP address.

Once you have done the above,  follow this guide to purchase your SSL Certificate: https://uk.godaddy.com/help/request-an-ssl-certificate-562

 

As always if you’d like any support, please feel free to email us on info@dreamweddingsmarketingandbranding.com  <3

 

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