About HTTPS and SSL

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All Wix sites include the HTTPS and SSL protocols, which ensure the communication between your visitors and your site is completely secure. Any data traveling between visitor servers and your site stays encrypted, so it's a safe browsing experience for all. 
Wix does not support SSL for domains or subdomains connected to external (non-Wix) websites.

What is HTTPS?

Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is a means for your web browser to communicate securely with websites. All new sites created on Wix have HTTPS automatically enabled at no additional cost.
With HTTPS, the data that travels between your server and the site is encrypted and authenticated. If you don't have HTTPS enabled, any transferred data can potentially be accessed or manipulated by attackers.
Using HTTPS helps ensure:
  • Your visitors' information is encrypted (more secure), so they are more likely to visit your website.
  • Visitors are more comfortable making purchases and/or sharing their personal information.
  • Your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is improved, as Google ranks HTTPS sites more favorably.

What is an SSL certificate?

A Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL certificate, allows your visitors to view your site over an HTTPS connection. It secures the connection between your browser and the web address you’re visiting. Wix provides an SSL certificate automatically for all sites.
When a webpage has a SSL certificate, you can see a lock icon on the address bar next to the domain. Clicking this icon shows you more SSL details. However, if there isn't an SSL certificate, an "i" icon appears instead.
Side-by-side comparison image of two address bars, one with an i icon and one with a lock icon.

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


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