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How to Activate Free SSL on your Cpanel

Last updated on December 7th, 2020 at 08:41 am

How to activate free SSL on your Cpanel

In this article, we explain the process of how to activate free SSL on your Cpanel on your website. It covers details on SSL and Cpanel.

cPanel is a web hosting control panel developed by cPanel, L.L.C., an American corporation. The software provides a graphical interface and automation tools designed to simplify the process of hosting a web site to the website owner or the “end-user”.

SSL certificates protect your site and make your online reputation grow. In order for your site to work properly, it stores all of your website details and information on a server. When you buy an SSL certificate you also get a digital certificate that protects your online stored data.

Steps to Activate Free SSL on your Cpanel

If you have already gotten your cPanel, now its time to activate the free SSL package. The steps below explain how to go about it.

1. Log in to your Cpanel using login credentials sent by Truehost

2. Go to Security section and select LetsEncrypt

How to activate free SSL on your Cpanel

3. Click the Issue button beside the domain name you want free SSL to secure

4. Confirm the right choice of verification and click issue

How to activate free SSL on your Cpanel

5.This message will appear ‘The SSL certificate is now installed onto the domain’

6. Go to the File section and click File manager

How to activate free SSL on your Cpanel

7.Under public_html (for main domain) or  in  the addon domain folder (for addon)

create a file .htaccess and paste code below

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

8. Save the code.

Your Free SSL is now installed and when you access the site it has HTTPS.


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