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How to enable SSL/HTTPS on a Joomla site

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, it is a security protocol that transmits private data across your Joomla site to the encrypted format. Accordingly, connections to/within your site will be on the secure https protocol instead of the standard http prefix.

If your site doesn't have a SSL certificate, you should seriously consider getting one in the near future. An SSL can help protect your customers' data, and it may well give you a ranking boost in Google's search results.

You normally purchase a SSL Certificate from the company you are hosting your website with. Web hosts charge you an additional yearly fee for Certificates and normally you pay up front for a yearly SSL certificate. Once paid and activated on your account, your host will advise you when the SSL Certificate is ready to be activated on your website.

Steps to Enable your SSL Certificate in your Joomla site

How often should you renovate your website?

xpression webs revamping websites

Small/Medium Websites: Every 2-3 years.
Large Websites: Every 5-7 years, with a moderate design refresh every 2-3 years.

Website Renovation - Xpression Webs have worked with many customers throughout the years to renovate their websites. This has allowed customers to continue to keep up with the latest technology and keep websites current with design trends.

KRACK Vulnerablity Warning

A serious new vulnerability called KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attacks) was announced recently, likely impacting anyone who uses Wi-Fi. All Wi-Fi connection points and devices could be vulnerable. KRACK can allow attackers access to important information like credit card numbers, passwords, and emails transmitted over any Wi-Fi network.

Redirect from non-www to www and Vice-versa in your Joomla website

If your Joomla website is accessible with and without a www prefix you will have an issue with duplicate URL’s. Google will see both versions of your pages as multiple website instance of the same content and they might penalize your site for it.

Is your website ready for Joomla! 3.7?

Joomla! 3.7 is a one-click update just like previous 3.x versions. If your site is not already running version 3.6.5, it is recommended that you update immediately. Before upgrading it is important to update all of your third party extensions and to take and test a full backup of your site. This is also a good time to connect with your hosting company or cpanel (if you have on available) and check your PHP and database versions.

Top Reasons for Choosing Xpression Webs - Call us today at (780) 963-5501

Experienced Track Record: Since 2006, Xpression Webs has created over 200 websites for a variety of businesses located throughout the province of Alberta. Our clients range in size from small to large businesses.

Satisfied Long-term Customers: We have an extensive list of satisfied clients who have worked with our staff for many years and have submitted reviews on our excellent customer service. View our Client Reviews

Outstanding Support: Once we complete a website project we continue to support our clients with any problems that occur with their websites. If providing web host services, we also provide hosting and online support.

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  • Go West on the Yellowhead Highway 16
  • After Stony Plain turnoff, continue West, on Range Road 14 turn right
  • Follow RR 14 for 2km until you see the sub-division sign (on the right) labelled Glory Lake Park
  • Turn into subdivision, follow Lakewood Road straight through, locate our office at Lot #22 (on right)

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