How to install let’s encrypt SSL

To install Let's Encrypt SSL on your website through cpanel using, follow the steps below

Step 1 — Accessing cPanel

First of all, you should go to your website cPanel, you can reach it by going to http://yourdomain.com:2082 or http://yourdomain.com/cpanel/

Step 2 — Locating Let’s Encrypt SSL

You have successfully entered your cPanel, now you should locate Security section and click on Let’s Encrypt SSL icon.

Step 3 — Selecting SSL for Domain

Once you have entered Let’s Encrypt SSL locate the domain you want to install the SSL on and click on  Issue 

On the next page, you should ensure that the boxes with mail and www are checked and also thick the dns-01 box.

  • If you tick the box near Install mail.., then it will grant the ability to use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) when transmitting data between mail clients and servers. In other words, this will keep your sent and received mail secure.

To proceed, you should press Issue.

Step 4 — Installing SSL Certificate

The SSL certificate is now installed onto the domain "yourdomain.com" using the IP address. Apache is restarting in the background. – this message should appear on your screen if everything was correct, after few seconds you will be able to use your website with SSL.
If you get an error message instead, simply ask for the assistance of your hosting provider.

Conclusion

Congratulations, you have successfully installed Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate, you should be able to access your website with https:// now, this makes your website a safer place!

 

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