I woke up in the middle of the night two days ago worried about my Google ranking. I suddenly noticed that all the competition that had successfully outranked me, had moved to HTTPs and thus I decided to get serious and make the move to HTTPs too. I completed that move last night and I’m still waiting for Google to crawl the HTTPs version of the site. Hopefully in a few months time, things will look up ranking wise. Hostgator doesn’t make it quite easy to switch from HTTP to HTTPs thus this guide which some of you will find useful.