The signs that a website has been secured with SSL are a padlock icon and HTTPS as a prefix before the domain name in the address bar. Unsecured sites have HTTP eg

Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates included with every Hetzner hosting account allow all websites to make use of the secure HTTPS protocol. 


How to activate HTTPS

New WordPress sites

In the Admin area of the newly created WordPress site select Settings and update the WordPress address (URL) and Site address (URL) to https

Established WordPress sites

Current websites will already have been indexed by Google and the HTTP URL will need to be redirected to HTTPS. Thankfully there is a plugin that does the work.

Really Simple SSL plugin automatically detects your settings and configures your website to run over https.  

If you use Google Analytics, remember to update the settings to the HTTPS URL.

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