Can I use HTTPS on my Websitebuilder or Sitebuilder Plus website site?

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This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: Can I secure my Homestead Website with HTTPS?

At this time individual SSL certificates are not available on any Homestead websites. There does seem to be an option if you need to have a secure connection. It is through a 3rd party provider, Cloudflare. If you look at a live site currently, you will see the notice that the site does not have a secure connection.



1) Go to https://www.cloudflare.com/ and click the sign up link



2) Enter your email and password. Read and agree to the policy and hit continue.


3) Enter your domain name and click on Scan DNS records.



4) When done, click Continue.



5) Review the DNS records scanned. This is what a Websitebuilder site looks like by default. If you have added specific records, you might want to compare them to the records on the Domains tab under Advanced DNS settings. When satisfied, click continue at the bottom.



6) Select Free Website and then click continue.



7) You will now see the new nameservers you will need to add to your domain, and the nameserver to remove.



8) Log in to your Homestead account and click on the Domains tab on the left. Under the desired domain, click the edit your nameservers link and then click edit. To the right of the 3rd nameserver, click delete. Click edit again and change the 2 remaining ones to the ones provided by Cloudflare. Press Submit.



9) In Cloudflare, hit the continue button.



10) It can take up to 24 hours to update the nameservers and up to another 24 hours for Cloudflare to add the security, but you can finish up by clicking Page rules at the top.



11) Press create page rule.



12) Enter your domain as shown, then click add a setting.



13) Click on the drop down and select Always use https.



14) You'll see your rule listed now. This should do it, but you still may need propagation time. Please allow up to 48 hours.



15) Once propagated, you will see the new status when you visit the site.



Note: At this time this method will only work on Websitebuilder sites and Sitebuilder Plus sites, and not existing Storefront or Sitebuilder Desktop sites. If you see a Not secure warning on either Websitebuilder or Sitebuilder Plus websites, please let us know.

Additionally: This is a solution found by support staff. As such, it is not something our support department will be able to assist you with. You may ask questions here in the community and I will attempt to assist you, but support relating to this should be directed to Cloudflare.

Thank you
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Posted 2 years ago

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OK, then, what do we do if we have an older site that's not the "new Websitebuilder?"  Is there any easy way to pull an older site into the newer platform?

*Never mind, I see that the platforms are not compatible.  Ugh, ugh, ugh.*
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How do we know what type of site we have?
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type in your site address in the browser. the beginning will be http or https. Homestead does not offer https so your site is probably http
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Debbie9070, your site is Sitebuilder.
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Is it a Websitebuilder site? Is that different? I want https!!
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No. Sitebuilder and Websitebuilder are 2 different programs. Your current site is a Sitebuilder site. If you create a new site on Homestead it will be a Websitebuilder site. We are working on a way to make this work for Sitebuilder sites as well, but it is not available at this time.
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Re. PayPal buttons not showing (above comment) in my https site, I see there is a hang-up (eventual time-out) while page continues forever to try to load, says "Performing a TLS handshake to preview-editor.homesteadcloud.com..." Do you know a solution to this?
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Which site and page are the buttons on?
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Oh, just left detailed separate post asking for aid. My site is www.ohboydleathergoods.com. All product pages have "Buy Now" buttons. All pages have "View Cart" in the footer.
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Also, heard back from cloudflare - gave me full time out error message...but you will see the hang when you click on my site. Thanks for your help, Drew.
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Cloudflare agrees with you Drew. Here is full error messages they get on my site re. buttons:
viewer.js:25 GET https://preview-editor.homesteadcloud.com/extern/embed-html/embed-html.html?wzId=id1483451469500&wzInstanceId=id1483451469500&wzAppId=embed_html_app&wzAppV=1&wzApiType=app&wzDeviceType=desktop&wzMode=view&wzSessionId=1505999292228&wzEncodeParams=eyJ3ekN1cnJlbnRVcmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5vaGJveWRsZWF0aGVyZ29vZHMuY29tL2xlYXRoZXItcm9zYXJ5LWNhc2UtcHJheWVyLWJlYWQtY2FzZSIsInd6U2l6ZSI6eyJ3aWR0aCI6MTA1LCJoZWlnaHQiOjMyfX0%3D net::ERR_TIMED_OUT

viewer.js:25 GET https://preview-editor.homesteadcloud.com/extern/embed-html/embed-html.html?wzId=id1483482132614&wzInstanceId=id1483482132614&wzAppId=embed_html_app&wzAppV=1&wzApiType=app&wzDeviceType=desktop&wzMode=view&wzSessionId=1505999292228&wzEncodeParams=eyJ3ekN1cnJlbnRVcmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5vaGJveWRsZWF0aGVyZ29vZHMuY29tL2xlYXRoZXItcm9zYXJ5LWNhc2UtcHJheWVyLWJlYWQtY2FzZSIsInd6U2l6ZSI6eyJ3aWR0aCI6MjM3LCJoZWlnaHQiOjg0fX0%3D net::ERR_TIMED_OUT
Hope this helps.
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I am going to put this in your other topic which is specific to this issue. It is a little more specific than this topic.

Please reference the new conversation here: Paypal HTML with Cloudflare
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So to be clear, this Cloudflare thing will work IF we are using the NEW software AND IF there is no Paypal buttons? 
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Forking so we can merge this to the relevant topic

Please reference the new conversation here: Paypal on Websitebuilder.
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There is no convo there, it's just the question with no replies, and it's closed.
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I have 2 domains, one has the link to edit nameservers, the second one that I use the most does not, do I just have to change it on the one and it covers both?  The one without the link to edit says "pointed domain", I guess that's why? What do I do?
The pointed domain I think is via godaddy, do I change the nameservers there instead?
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Sites are using Sitebuilder.

Please reference the new conversation here: Can I secure my site using Sitebuilder?
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are the sample sites mobile ready
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Creating a new topic

Please reference the new conversation here: Are the templates mobile friendly?
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Notes: At this time this method will only work on the new Websitebuilder sites, and not existing Storefront of Sitebuilder sites. 
This comment above...does that mean it is not available for BC store sub-domains? Would it be available if the BC store was a sub-domain of the new website builder platform rather than the old sitebuilder?

I recently asked similar info at this post: https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/https-vs-http-hnoh70ty7rmnm

Thank you
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Is there an estimate as to when individual SSL certificates will be available on Homestead websites without necessitating the use of Cloudflare?
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I do not have this information, but the Cloudflare solution does accomplish what is needed.

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