Upgrading from HTTP to HTTPS

I’m guessing you’ve reached this page scrambling to make sure your website complies with Google’s soon-to-be changes on security. Your eyes bulged out when you read “Chrome (version 62) will show a “NOT SECURE” warning when users enter text in a form”. Nothing is worse for a business than deterring potential customers because your website is down. What does this actually mean, though?

Your website is at risk if:

  • Have a contact form
  • Sell online
  • Accept credit cards
  • Collect private information

Basically, if any part of your website obtains information from your users then you will be affected. The simplest way to avoid this: upgrade now! Don’t worry it’s an easy fix. All you need to do is install an SSL certificate in order to protect your website and its visitors.

There are 2 components to this process. The first, obtaining the SSL certificate. The second, forcing your site to use HTTPS. Note: whether your website is in HTML or WordPress, you are able to obtain an SSL certificate.


Step 1: Signup for Flywheel. Next, migrate your WP website in just one click.

1 click migration

1 click migration

 

 

 

Step 2: Complete this short form to commence your website’s migration.

Quick and Easy Form

Quick and Easy Form

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3: Rejoice, you have successfully migrated the hosting of your website.

Step 4: Wait for a confirmation email from Flywheel stating your website’s been moved. Secure your website by registering for your new SSL certificate.

Register your SSL in 1 click

Register your SSL in 1 click

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5: Select simple SSL then fill in the information form to complete your SSL registration.

SSL Certifications Form

Complete the SSL Certifications Form

Simple SSL

Select Simple SSL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6: Login to your old host our was (your registrar’s), find your domain and select DNS value.

Select Your Domain

Select Your Domain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 7: Inside (your registrar’s) DNS management choose the first type A and repoint the DNS to your new I.P. address. Flywheel has already issued you a new I.P. address it is visible inside your dashboard.

Repoint Your DNS with New IP

Repoint Your DNS Towards Your New IP

 

 

 

 

 

Step 8: Lastly, login to your Flywheel account and select domain and rename your website. While moving your website, Flywheel changed your domain for privacy. Change it back to your original website name.

Rename Your Domain in Flywheel

Rename Your Domain in Flywheel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 9: Finally from Flywheel dashboard select advanced and then toggle force HTTPS.

Force HTTPS

Force HTTPS