How to install Free SSL Certificate on cPanel
What is an SSL Certificate?
SSL stands for “Secure Socket Layer”. it’s a security protocol which establishes an encrypted secure connection. If you wish to established an SSL connection on your web server you will required an SSL Certificate.
SSL provides a secure getway for online business, payments, and services to opperate hassle-free. As it uses encryption the chances of leakage confidential information will be rare due to this it also helps to keep safe from threat attacks. Being, a good webmaster your job is to minimize the probable chances of threat attacks. Hence, must take necessary things into account to keep your website secure, trusted and more reliable. By making use of SSL service we can secure our website’s and installation of ‘SSL certificate’ is “absolutely FREE!!!”.
1. Provide security to your website using free SSL certificate service:-
To activate SSL service, Login into cPanel after loging now go to Security Section and click on SSL/TLS Status. After going through these options as a result your window will look like given below window:
This allows you to view, upgrade, or renew your Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate. You can also view useful information about each domain for example types of certificate that secure the domain or when certificate gets expired.
2. Manage AutoSSL domains:-
AutoSSL is activated by default in your hosting account as it automatically installs and renews cPanel/Comodo certificates for each domain in cPanel. AutoSSL performs an automatic check of all domains. It also automatically installs new or renew the already installed cPanel certificates.
3. Edit the .htaccess file for redirecting your URL:-
The .htacess file contains certain instructions that tell the server how to behave in some scenarios and that directly affect to your website functions. Click on file manager icon and then go to public_html and find .htaccess file. Add this code into the .htaccess file for redirecting your URL for www and https.
4. Installation of SSL certificate completed:-
Once you have done with the all settings of SSL/TLS, you can see the installation of SSL certificate. You need to enter your subscription name and file name on another tab you can see there is URL contain with “https” with a secure lock. As a result we can see we have completed the successful installation of SSL.