If you are looking for information on why you should convert to HTTPS and HTTPS conversion pricing, you’ve come to the right place. While you might be tempted to go the free HTTPS conversion route with your host, there are very good reasons why it’s better to hire a pro.
For example, we’ll give you a list of some things you can do as a site owner to ensure that the conversion goes smoothly and completely. We’ll test certain elements of your site to make sure they are working properly before the conversion and will test again after the conversion.
Plus we will ensure your site and the database are backed up prior to the conversion so we have a restore point if needed.
Basic sites take about 3 hours to convert and more advanced sites can take up to 5 hours or more. The more plugins your site has, the more the conversion will cost. This is because we have to investigate each plugin to make sure the conversion is done correctly.
Every WordPress site can benefit from the protection the free Cloudflare plan offers. We’ll configure your site to route through Cloudflare to improve security and performance as part of your base package.
While we won’t know an exact price until we have back end access to your site and hosting, below you’ll find our base pricing to give you an idea of what it will cost to convert your site to HTTPS.
This package is for the simplest of websites and generally covers a brochure website with no blog.
Free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate
Up to 25 pages
Up to 7 plugins*
Out-of-box theme* (no theme file customizations)
Update Google Analytics and Search Console**
Put site on Cloudflare for increased performance and security
This package is for a website with a simple blog.
This package is for a very large site.
** Assuming you already have Google Analytics and Search Console set up.
These are additional services that may be required to complete your HTTPS conversion. The add-on price will be added to the base price of your HTTPS conversion.
If your site has more than 20 plugins, add $150.
If we install a certificate you have purchased or your site requires a purchased certificate (such as GlobalSign), add $100.
There is no fixed cost here as it depends on how much customization is involved. The minimum cost you will pay if your theme has been customized: add $150.
(D) Set Up Google Analytics and Search Console: +$75
Please note that we’ll need access to your Google account to set up your Google Analytics and Search Console for a $75 charge.
It is helpful to have a website audit done prior to your conversion to minimize any unforeseen issues. We’ll ensure your site is healthy from a security and performance standpoint and make recommendations for your consideration prior to converting your site to HTTPS.
Promotional Package: Flat Fee of $250
Sign up for our monthly maintenance plan for at least 6 months and your entire site will be converted for a flat fee of $250.
Our monthly maintenance program covers:
- Setup and configuration of scheduled backups with offsite storage to Amazon, Dropbox, or Google Drive
- Testing of backup files
- Theme and plugin updates
- Routine maintenance
- Site updates/changes within reason
- Theme customizations within reason
Please contact us if you have any additional questions or wish to schedule your HTTPS conversion.
We are happy to help!