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How to Install a SSL on your website in 13 steps

An SSL Certificate or Secure Sockets Layer is a text file with encrypted data that you install on your server so that you can secure/encrypt sensitive communications between your site and your customers. In this tutorial today on how to Install a SSL on your website in 13 steps we will be showing you how to install a SSL in Godaddy for a Wordpess website.

Before you start make sure you received the certificate you activate it and completed the domain validation process.

Step 1: Login into your account and click on Website Security Manage SSL Cetificates by hovering over your account name in the left corner:

Step 2: Click on your SSL in the field underneath the Certificate box

Step 3-4: If you have multiple SSL’s because you bought a bundle click on Manage Certificate and add your new sites in the Change subject Alternative Names. Next, Click on the box on the left, select your server type and download certificate.

Step 5: Once your SSL is downloaded hover over the Godaddy logo in the left corner, click on the menu and click on the hosting icon underneath your quick links

Step 6: Click on cPanel Hosting three dots on the right, click on settings. Once inside the page click on the cPanel admin button on the right

Step 7: Once inside the cPanel scroll to SSL/TLS underneath the Security section

Step 8: Click on the Certificate (CRT) to generate a new SSL Certificate

Step 9: Once inside the SSL Certificate section scroll to the bottom and upload and new certificate by clicking on the browse button and selecting the .CRT file after it is uploaded click on the return to SSL manager button on the bottom of the page

Step 10: Next click on the Install and Manage SSL for your site (HTTPS) to manage your new SSL and add it to the site

Step 11: Once inside the page click on the browse certificate button on the bottom of the page underneath install an SSL Website and select the website you would like to add the SSL

Step 12: Once you selected the website click on install Certificate and the certificate should be installed on your website

Redirecting the new site:

Step 13: To redirect the new site download the .htaccess file from your root folder in your sites FTP and add the code below to it. Once your done upload the new .htaccess file and your site should be redirecting to the new https: site instead if http:

Code to redirect site in htaccess file:

# BEGIN 
# The directives (lines) between "BEGIN " and "END " are
# dynamically generated, and should only be modified via WordPress filters.
# Any changes to the directives between these markers will be overwritten.
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On 
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?bluetowersfg\.com
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://bluetowersfg.com/$1 [R,L]
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
</IfModule>

And here if you should been able to Install a SSL on your website and see your new website at http instead of https

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