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How to add a Free SSL Certificate to your website.

An SSL Certificate allows for encrypted communication between a web browser and a web server.

We believe that every domain on the internet that handles visitor data should have a valid SSL Certificate. They decrease the risk of your data being exposed to third-parties and are essential if your website handles usernames, passwords, email addresses, card details, etc.

We aren’t in the business of upselling the essentials and that’s why we provide a Free SSL Certificate for all of our customers publicly accessible websites.

Using AutoSSL in cPanel, you can quickly and easily add a DV-validated SSL Certificate to your website in just a few clicks. SSL Certificates issued by AutoSSL are automatically renewed every 90 days so you don’t need to worry about renewing certificates ever again!

Please note that brand new domains may enter a “validation” period before a Free SSL Certificate is issued, this can take up to a few hours but is usually done within minutes.

  1. Log in to your cPanel account and find SSL/TLS Status under the Security section.
  2. Click the tickbox next to the domain you would like to install the SSL Certificate.
  3. Click the Run AutoSSL button.


That’s it! Providing your website currently resolves to your web hosting space provided by us then your SSL certificate should automatically validate and install.

Optional – Force your visitors from http:// to https:// using cPanel.

Another great feature in cPanel is the ability to easily force visitors accessing the http:// version of your website to be automatically re-directed to https://. This is especially useful if you are unfamiliar with .htaccess rules and prevents the need for using an SSL Plugin in WordPress for example.

  1. Log in to cPanel and go to Domains
  2. Click the button under Force HTTPS Redirect for the applicable domain.


Done! Visitors will now be redirected to https:// automatically.

For any issues please feel free to contact support.

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