A few years ago, setting up an SSL certificate was a slow and costly painful process.
At one point, we were paying over $500 per year for a top-of-the-line SSL certificate on this site. Plus, many platforms had poor support for SSLs.
All that has changed. You can get free SSL certificates now, and web software almost always has great support for your SSLs.
The tricky part of using an SSL certificate is now making sure you aren't loading images or files over http. This will cause your SSL certificate to show an error. Here's the code we used in our .htaccess to push all our site's assets to https.