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Have you ever noticed a little lock icon next to the URL bar? Is it sometimes green, and sometimes showing a warning? Learn what it means to set up safe browsing for your website visitors.

In order to set up a secure website, one that uses HTTPS instead of HTTP in its Uniform Resource Locator (URL, e.g. https://toolkit.wiki), it is necessary to obtain a security certificate from a recognized authority. Let’s Encrypt automates the process of turning on and managing HTTPS. It is also free, though donations are requested. When using a service like WordPress.com, the certificates are included as part of the service.

DNSimple has created a user-friendly guide that explains how HTTPS works, available here.