how can i have my site on more secure https protocol?

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how can i have my site on more secure https protocol, rather than http?  Right now when you visit my page an exclamation mark is in the corner of google chrome which says "your connection is not secure."
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It is not possible to have your own secure page on a Homestead website. As your account stands, you could add Paypal buttons to the site and Paypal handles the secure portion. If you have a Simplestore you would also have the option of using Transfirst as the payment processor. Unfortunately those are the only options Sitebuilder will support. 
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How does SimpleStore work if homestead does not offer secure SSL pages?  We couldn't accepted credit cards on an unsecure page.
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The secure pages are for checkout only and are handled by the chosen processor, Paypal or Transfirst
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Not sure about e-commerce websites but a secure page is required when your customer enters their card details etc, that's required if you are intending to process the payment yourself.  I use a third party, ( paypal in my case) then the customer is directed to their website, which is secure. The process is quite seamless, they click on buy now button on my webpage, that opens the paypal website, they enter their details, paypal collects the payment, and they then get directed back to my download page on my website to get their report.
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Can you customize the fields that they enter on PayPal?   Such as asking for their academic degree, etc.  Extra fields overs and above the usual name/phone# options.
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No sorry Angela, Paypal are only a payment processing service. Drew mentioned jot form, here is the link and I have browsed their site quite a bit and it seems to offer all types of templates or you can create your own custom form. The finished form is stored on their secure servers so you get the Https and then forwarded to your chosen Email.BUT... the starter package is free but has a limit of how many submissions so you need to check.https://www.jotform.com
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There are a few websites that "offer" SSL certificates, at a price, that you can embed in your website but I have never tried it as I do not need it... Yet.
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But you can embed them on your homestead site, even though homestead does not offer SSL certificate options through them?  It'd be a different URL, since all the homestead sites are on "http."  Https is more secure I know, and I think customers would feel better about one of those green locks indicating a secured website when they submit a registration form with their contact and email.
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At this time we do not support SSL on websites. The sending of forms is a different function as well. A secure page does not mean secure transmission of a form. There are 3rd party form builders, like Jotform.com that can be used and transmit information securely.
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I have a sample jotform that I was going to try and embed in one of my pages, but it doesn't look as good as when it is directly on the jotform site.  When it's on the jotform's site it takes up the whole page, but when I try and embed the code for it in an html box on my site, it's a narrow version of the form which is restricted to the page size.
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How would this work for a jotform?  Would it still be secure even though our web address is http?  https://www.jotform.com/help/144-How-to-use-Custom-Domains-with-Jotform
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You can create the CNAME entry by logging in and clicking domains. Then under the domain you want to use, click the Advanced DNS settings. Then Edit. In the CNAME section, click Add new record and enter the information. Save. It can take up to 24 hours for the CNAME to be fully propagated, but usually it happens quicker.

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