Secure Web site

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After my web site is set up what type of security measures are included if any? I don't want any hackers breaking into it. I've heard of veri-sign what do you offer?
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Hello Randy,
We want to reassure you that your website is secure with Yola. The servers that host Yola and the sites you publish and host with us are located in the United States in state of the art data centers. We spend a significant amount of time and money to ensure that these servers are maintained, configured and administered in the best way that is technically possible.

We have a team of engineers that are dedicated to doing just that - it is our job to make sure the infrastructure that supports Yola is the best you can find.

On the question of privacy, we do not share your information with anyone and never will, without your very explicit permission. You can read more about our privacy policy here.

Please take care not to share your login details with others as this could leave your site vulnerable to potential risk.

We hope that the information provided instills a sense of relief and confidence as you continue to build your site with Yola.

Kind Regards,
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Will it be secured wilth Veri Sign or something else which is similar? Could you identify what will be used as security features?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
If I use you as a host, how will my site be secured?.
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I have similar question, my understanding is that the https protocol is the highest security sites however my Yola site is http, so I am concerned people are reluctant to click on a non https site. Please advise. D Settle,
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Hello Douglas,

You may like to use Cloudfare with your Yola built site:
Setting up an SSL certificate using Cloudflare
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Hello Douglas,

To add to Gop's reply, you can use Cloudflare for SSL with your Yola site. 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 domains.

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

  1. Submit your website URL and click Scan DNS Records.
  2. Once it stops scanning, click Continue
  3. Next, you will need to delete the CNAME record for the www version of your domain. Click the X next to the CNAME record to delete it.
  4. Now add 2 A records, one for the non-www version and one for the www version.
  5. For the www version:
    • Name: www
    • IPv4 address:
  6. For the non-www version:
    • Name: (replace with your domain name)
    • IPv4 address: If you have Yola Mail, your MX records will be added automatically.
  7. Click Continue.
  8. You will be taken to page to select your plan. Click Continue.
  9. Now you need to update your Nameservers. Please take note of the new name server you need to add. Then do the following:
    • Log into your My Yola page.
    • Click Domains along the top of your page.
    • Next to the domain you need to edit, click Advanced Settings.
    • Click Set up name servers.
    • Add the name servers provided.
  10. Once your new nameservers have been added through Yola, in your Cloudflare account, click Continue.
  11. Now click Page rules along the top of your screen.
  12. In the URL pattern box, you want to add in the following: ** (replace with your domain URL).
  13. Locate Always use https and toggle the switch from OFF to ON.
  14. Locate the SSL option. Click on the down-arrow and select "Flexible SSL".
  15. Click Add rule.
It will take up to 24 hours (usually shorter) for the domain settings to propagate. Once the settings have updated, you will see the https:// for every page in your site.

I hope this information is helpful to you.  If you have any further questions, please let us know.