HTTPS?

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Any future plans concerning https? Already started to effect SERPS and going to get stronger

http://venturebeat.com/2014/08/07/goo...
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KanThaiDecor

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Posted 5 years ago

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Jen

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Hi,

Typically, we provide security encryption on our ecommerce services through our ecommerce partners. Since the actual transfer of sensitive information is handled by the payment processor, the "https" protocol is managed by the processor directly, such as PayPal. Since your customer is making the transaction on the PayPal site, and not directly on your website page, there isn't a need for encryption on your Yola page, as no information is being collected on the Yola page.

What information do you anticipate needing to encrypt on a page you create in Sitebuilder?
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KanThaiDecor

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Not trying to be harsh but did you read the article? Every page on sites will need to be https or you WILL not get good SEO you will be moved back in SERPS. this isn't just one site saying this it is on Google and many others. I know my checkout pages are https as they are on PayPal servers
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Jen

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Hi,

Thanks for your reply.

I did read the article, but it referred to a blog post by Zineb Ait Bahajji and Gary Illyes and I was not able to find the original article following the links on their names. The article mentions that Google is running tests, but I saw no links to the original source nor any confirmation that this will actually be implemented in a way that affects non-commerce websites.

While this may be a trend that eventually develops, there is not currently enough information in this article to determine whether standard sites that do not collect or store sensitive data will be affected by this potential future adjustment.

In the meantime, encryption is currently used in a specific way for websites, so we'd love to know more about what your needs are for Sitebuilder that would require us to offer this service.

Please remember your inquiries are always welcome.
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KanThaiDecor

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What I require is to know if https sites will be available in the future. What Google has said is that they already are rewarding https sites with better SERPS results.While it is light now it will soon carry more and more weight within their algorithm. The result will be non https sites falling lower in SERPS
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KanThaiDecor

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Again I would like to know if HTTPS sites are in Yola's future plans

Maybe this will help http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2014/08/https-as-ranking-signal.html
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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This is something we are looking into offering in future.  Right now I don't have any more specific information, but the importance given to HTTPS by Google is something we will take note of in prioritizing this on our roadmap.
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KanThaiDecor

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Thank you Monique. I do understand it is not a simple thing and there will cost involved. 
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KanThaiDecor

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I do want to say to others that may be reading this and concerned about their current sites...I have read up and going from your current http site to https is fine. Going the other way is a no go. 
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KanThaiDecor

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Any update on this?
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Jen

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Yola sites can now be secured with SSL using Cloudflare. They offer:
  • Fast site performance
  • Broad security protection
  • SSL
  • Powerful stats about your visitors
You can sign up here. Please note you can only use Cloudflare if you have a custom domain. This will not work for .yolasite.com domains.

Once you've created your account, please do the following:

  1. Submit your website URL and click Add a website.
  2. Next, you will Configure your DNS. You want to ensure your A records are pointing to Yola's IP address: 72.52.4.95. It should automatically set this up for you. If you have Yola Mail, your MX records will also be configured. Click Continue.
  3. The Settings page will allow you to select your plan, performance and security settings, as well as other recommended settings. Click Continue.
  4. Now you need to update your Nameservers. Please take note of the instructions provided and let us know what the new nameservers should be. We will need to add these for you.
  5. Once your new nameservers have been added, click I've updated my name servers, continue. It will take up to 24 hours for the domain settings to propagate.
Once your domain has propagated, you should see your domain resolve from http:// to https://. To enable the https:// for all pages, please follow these steps:

  1. Login to your Cloudflare account and click Websites.
  2. Next to your domain URL listing, click on the cogwheel and select Page rules.
  3. Under Add new rule, you want to add in the following: *yoursite.com/* (replace yoursite.com with your domain URL).
  4. Locate Always use https and toggle the switch from OFF to ON.
  5. Click Add rule.
You should now see the https:// for every page in your site.
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KanThaiDecor

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Thank you very very much....I use a domain on register . com and have it pointed to a different IP than the above. It has been @184.72.229.176  as instructed by Yola since the denial of service attack several years ago....should I change it to 72.52.4.95 regardless?
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Jen

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Hi,

We use two different A record values.  72.52.4.95 is the default for domains registered with us, and 184.72.229.176 is for domains pointed to us.  You don't need to change it.

If you have any further questions, please let us know.
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KanThaiDecor

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Thanks .....This looks like an affordable option for small niche sites
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Sandeshrestha Stha

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Yola :
if i update my  Nameservers , my old server will work or not

i have followed your above 5 steps and it is in pending.
THANK YOU very much
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Hi Sandeshrestha,

Thank you for reaching out to us.

Yes, there could be brief bit of downtime with your domain when switching Nameservers while the new settings propagate. Usually this is seemless and you don't notice any interruption. This is out of our control though.

If you would like us to check that your settings have been applied correctly then please email us your account and domain details to support@yola.com and we be happy to look into this for you.


We are standing by to assist you!
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Sandeshrestha Stha

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Hi Yola,
and team

it is being 2 days, but still in pending status, why?
(CloudFlare)
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Saskia

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Hello Sandeshrestha,

In order to assist you we kindly ask you to email us at support@yola.com. Please use the email address you use when logging in to your Yola account so we can locate your account and check if your settings have been supplied correctly.

Thank you!
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This doesn't appear to be a Yola built site since there is no accessible sitemap and the page types are html rather than php.

You would need to communicate with your host, 000webhost.com, for further advice on this issue.
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Abhishek

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Well I had also got the mail from my Supplier (I being an SSL Retailer too), that soon Google will be liking the sites that are Secured.

So myself too looking for this from Yola now.
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