When will an https solution be offered to sitebuilder desktop users?

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Drew N, Community Manager

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The developers are still investigating this possibility. I can not provide any additional information at this time.
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I appreciate the great product Homestead provides, but we need you guys to develop a solution to securing our websites with HTTPS.  You're only solution so far is to use "Cloudfare".  I read through their 17 pages of "Terms of Use", and there is no way I would trust my website to their service.  We need Homestead to make this issue a priority.  Changes in Google this summer are looming, and you guys need to step up and get a good solution for your customers.
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Hi Carmen5364,

We agree and are looking to an effective and direct way to help our Homesteaders secure their websites via SSL. Doing so helps your visitors know you mean business and will also help with ensuring your page is ranked well in search results.

Regards,
Beno Chapman
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Hello Beno, do you have any update on a possible Homestead provided SSL solution?
Thanks,
Bill
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Hi Bill,We should have an integrated solution available very soon. We all really appreciate your patience.Cheers,Beno
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Here in the UK, GDPR comes into force on May 25th. I need a solution and I really do need it now!!! I have been researching other web providers here and all of them offer this as standard! I really don't want to be using 3rd party sites to secure my site ( especially when I'm paying you each month ). Been with you for years, but I don't see any other option but to go somewhere else if it isn't sorted. Do we have any timescales?
When will Homestead get the HTTPS and SSL solution? Is it a month away? two weeks away? I mean, all our websites are going to get dinged by GOOGLE because of this? Please advise
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I saw the article on using CloudFlare to secure sites built using Site Builder Plus and Web Site Builder, but it looks like that option isn't available for users of the desktop Site Builder program.  Is that correct?  I have had my Homestead website for about 10 years now, but will move to another platform if this isn't resolved and if the https:// doesn't work for pages that have a PayPal drop-in button.  The moment just before initiating a purchase is when people really want to know that they're on a secure site.  
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Hi Everyone,

We will have SSL available to Homestead users before July.  This, along with a few other enhancements should make your experience as a Homesteader more bountiful.  

I have a separate question for Sheila6044.  You have been a Homesteader for 10 years, and we are incredibly honored you are with us.  What has kept you on the legacy desktop builder?  Are there missing features or functions in the newer builder products that you continue to receive from the legacy desktop builder

Cheers,
Beno