About HTTPS and SSL

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All Wix sites use HTTPS and SSL protocols, providing security for your site and its visitors. Any data sent between your site and a user's browser is encrypted, ensuring a safe browsing experience for all. 
Wix does not support SSL for domains or subdomains connected to external websites (i.e. non-Wix websites).

What is HTTPS?

Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is a method for sending and receiving information on the internet in a secure way. 
With HTTPS enabled, the data that travels between a web browser and a site is encrypted and authenticated, making it much more difficult to intercept. If a site is not secured with HTTPS, data may be intercepted more easily by attackers.
Some of the benefits of HTTPS include:
  • Security: Your data and your site visitors' data is safe. All data is encrypted, ensuring that it cannot be intercepted or tampered with. This is especially important for websites that handle sensitive information, such as payment information, passwords, or personal data.
  • Trust: Visitors are more comfortable making purchases or sharing their personal information when they see your site is secure.
  • Search results: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is improved, as Google ranks HTTPS sites more favorably.
All sites created on Wix have HTTPS automatically enabled at no additional cost.

What is an SSL certificate?

A Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate is a digital certificate that verifies the identity of a website and allows a site to be viewed securely over a HTTPS connection. It secures the connection between your browser and the web address you’re visiting. 
When you visit a website with an SSL certificate, your browser will check the certificate to make sure it's valid. Your browser can then use the certificate to encrypt any information you send to the website. 
URLs for websites with SSL certificates usually start with "https", and there is often a lock icon beside the URL in your browser's address bar. Depending on your browser, you may see a settings icon or an "i" instead. Usually, clicking the icon shows you more information on the SSL details. 
A screenshot comparing 2 sites in a browser. One does not have an SSL certificate and displays a warning. The other is safe.
We provide an SSL certificate automatically for all sites created on Wix at no additional cost. 

Using HTTPS on older browsers

Some older browsers don’t support the higher security standards required by SSL certificates. Visitors accessing your site on these browsers may have trouble loading the HTTPS version of your site.
Unsupported browsers include: 
  • Google Chrome versions older than 6
  • Internet Explorer versions older than 7
  • Firefox versions older than 2.0
  • Safari versions older than 2.1
  • All versions of Internet Explorer on Windows XP
Unsupported mobile browsers include:
  • Safari browsers running on an iOS version older than 4.0
  • Android browsers running on a version older than 3.0 (Honeycomb)
  • Windows Phone browsers running on a version older than 7


Click below for answers to common questions about HTTPS and SSL. 

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