Are you finding it difficult setting up the free “Lets Encrypt SSL” certificate on Qservers Cpanel? then i will guide you through.
This tutorial which can be use in other web hosting Cpanels not just Qservers because they all have similar setup process.
What Is SSL Certtificate
SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser.
Typically, SSL is used to secure credit card transactions, data transfer and logins, and more recently is becoming the norm when securing browsing of social media sites.
Why You Need To Activate Lets Encrypt SSL Certificate
As part of the announcement, which Google announced last year that a plan to improve overall web security by encouraging website owners to make the switch from HTTP to HTTPS.
As part of this plan, their popular Chrome web browser would mark all websites without a SSL certificate as “Not Secure” starting July 2018.
Google also said that websites with SSL will also see SEO benefits and higher rankings. Since last year, a large number of websites have switched from HTTP to HTTPS.
Google has been slowly rolling out the “Not Secure” warning in Chrome. For example, if someone visits a HTTP website using the incognito window, it will be marked as Not Secure. If someone visits a HTTP website on regular mode and tries to fill out a contact form or another form, then the website will be marked as insecure.
When your readers and customers see this notice, it gives them a bad impression for your business.
This is why all websites need to move form HTTP to HTTPS and install SSL immediately.
Not to mention, if you want to accept payments online on your eCommerce website, then you need SSL.
Most payment companies like Stripe, PayPal Pro, Authorize.net, etc will require you to have a secure connection before accepting payments, that is what Lets Encrypt is offering for free
How To Set Up Lets Encrypt SSL Certificate On Qservers Cpanel
To the main tutorial on how to Set up Lets Encrypt SSL on Cpanel.
Open your your web host Cpanel which looks let the image below, go to the Security tab, under it locate SSL/TLS
Goto Manage SSL Sites » Browse Certificate select the domain you intent to activate the SSL certificate.
Select Use Certificate and it will load a successful message if successful
Now Go back to Cpanel under Security » Lets Encrypt™ SSL » Now Goto Issue as seen below and click on the issue,
Finally as seen below click on the Issue
You have successfully activated Lets Encrypt SSL on your web hosting.
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