Did you ever had this question in your mind : Is SSL feature needed
for all websites?
I can answer âIt dependsâ. Because, if your site does
not contain any sensitive data or it only contains static pages then
not having SSL is not a big issue. But if your website is dynamic and
it contains sensitive data then your website must have
Proâs of SSL
Data Integrity : If website is in https then you
can guarantee that data is not modified in between the transmission
Identity Verification : Certificate guarantee that
the information received by the browser is delivered by a right
User Trust : Customer will appreciate if you
consider the security of their data seriously.
Helps in SEO : Site with https is rank higher in
Conâs of SSL
Content Displaying : Slower in https than serving
it via http.
Cost of Certification : Certificates signed by
well-known authorities can be expensive.
Browser Warning : If website is having mixed mode,
i.e. some web pages are serving via http and some via https, then
warning is shown by the browser on redirection.
In context of PayPlans, we have implemented SSL to secure payment
information of userâs card details, cvv information etc. Previously our
customers had issue related to browser warning message during
redirection from https URL to http URL. Now, after this new
implementation, if Payplan SSL is enabled then such warning will not
shown by the browser.
How SSL is implemented in PayPlans?
Case 1 : Joomla Force SSL set to Entire Site and PayPlan SSL is
PayPlans is very adaptive in nature. If Joomla SSL is set to âEntire
Siteâ then PayPlans templates are automatically converted to
secure URL. It means all templates are redirected from âhttpâ
to âhttpsâ .
Case 2 : Joomla Force SSL is not enabled and PayPlan SSL is
PayPlans handles these scenarios very well. If you donât want your
entire site in SSL but only PayPlans in SSL, then set the PayPlansâ Use
Https (SSL) parameter to Yes as shown in the
After enabling this setting, PayPlansâ Payment form is redirect to https
URL and your sensitive information is secured during
transmission process. However, when user completes payment process,
then according to the payment gateway response he/she will redirects to
different web-page it may be cancel-page, error-page or thanks-pages
and URLs of these pages are in http.
And as we know that, browser shows warning when it redirects from
https to http URL.
We handled such situation wisely so browser warning will not shown
during the URL redirection.
Important Note: Joomla URLs change their behaviour
according to the current schema. If current URL is in https and you
redirect to some other web-page then automatically its URL gets
converted to https. To avoid such situations, you need to complete the
payment process first and after that redirect to other web-page .
If you have any queries regarding SSL implementation, please drop us
comment or get in touch via email.