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Site Security/ SSL Settings

Configure your SSL Certificate to ensure a safe check out process for your shoppers

"SSL" is the acronym for Secure Sockets Layer and is the Internet standard security technology used to establish an encrypted (or safe) link between a web server (website) and your browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, etc…). 

This secured link ensures that the data/information that is passed from a web browser to the web server remains private and encrypted. 

SSL technology is essential for selling online as it allows consumers to make payment online safely.

SSL Certificates

InkSoft has a number of SSL options when securing your InkSoft stores.

  • Free SSL through Let's Encrypt (Recommended*)

Let's Encrypt gives people a digital certificate you need in order to enable HTTPS (SSL/TLS) for websites, for free, in the most user-friendly way they can.

Configure Free SSL

  • Dedicated SSL

InkSoft has a wide range of SSL certificates available from the leading providers. These Dedicated SSL Certificates are available as a paid add-on. SSL certificates have a yearly fee and renewal fee. Discounts are available for multi-year registration. 

This option is free and will use https://stores.inksoft.com as a prefix in web pages that require security (i.e. account sign-in and checkout pages.) 

NOTE: If you have a domain, your domain will change from 'domain.com' to https://stores.inksoft.com/Store_Directory when your shopper is within the Checkout page.

Benefits To Both Free & Dedicated SSL Certificates:

  • Creates consumer confidence by indicating site security
  • You can use your custom domain name versus stores.inksoft.com
  • Every page is secured with an important search engine ranking factor

SSL Certificate Options

Single Domain (Most Common) 

You can secure a single custom domain name through this certificate. This can be an umbrella to other stores that you create in the future, as long as, the secondary store DOES NOT have a custom domain. 


Single domain: https://www.customshirtsnow.com

Single domain with additional Stores created (Umbrella Affect)

SSL Product Recommendation for Single Domain:

  • Free SSL through Let's Encrypt (Recommended*)
  • Economy option: RapidSSL
  • Premium option: GeoTrust True BusinessID with EV


Allows you to purchase one SSL Certificate with the ability to have multiple domain for different stores you create.

You have two options for multi-domain certificates

Multi-Domain (Most Common*)

Multi-Domain will secure unique and dedicated domain names per each store.

Examples for Multi-Domain:

Wildcard SSL

Wild card is designed for securing multiple subdomains

Examples for Wildcard:

Important to Note: www. is known as a subdomain!

SSL Product Recommendation for Multi-Domain:

  • Multi-Domain: GeoTrust True BusinessID with Multi-Domain
  • Wildcard: RapidSSL Wildcard Certificate

Need some more clarity over whats the best certificate for your business? About SSL's

Install Free SSL Certificate: Free SSL Install

Purchase/Install your Paid Certificate: Configure Paid SSL Certificate