Your hosting and domain need to connected in order for your website to display online. Essentially all your files and data sit with your hosting provider and your domain points to the hosting using the Domain Name Server (DNS). If you bought the hosting and domain from the same provider this should already be done….
Users now expect secure websites, and rightly so.
One aspect of this is having a valid SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate. Having an SSL certificate will add the ‘lock’ icon next to the URL in your browser’s address bar. You will also notice the ‘https’ in your browser’s address bar once it is fully working.
If your hosting is with us on our hosting package we will set this up for you free of charge.
However, if you are using another hosting provider you will need to get in touch with them to get it set up.
Note: SSL certificates are domain specific and can usually only be configured after you have gone live so please allow time for this.