Free SSL (Lets Encrypt) Installation on WordPress Hosting

Last modified: April 13, 2020
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Note: Make sure that your domain name DNS is pointed to WordPress server as provided in the activation form before starting installing the free SSL. You can check the DNS for your domain using the online tools such as DNS Propagation Checker  or intoDNS

1. Login to your Plesk Control Panel as provided in the hosting Activation Form. As per Figure 1.1:

Wordpress Hosting-Lets Encrypt-Login to Plesk Control Panel
Login to Plesk Control Panel

Figure 1.1

2. Enable the SSL on your domain.

  • Go to > Hosting Setting in Plesk. As shown in Figure 2.1: 

    Wordpress Hosting-Lets Encrypt-hosting setting
    Select “Hosting Setting”

Figure 2.1

  • Make sure both the “SSL/TLS Support “and “Permanent SEO-safe 301 redirect from HTTP to HTTPS “ are Enabled. As shown in Figure 2.2, and then Click On OK to save the settings.

    Wordpress Hosting-Lets Encrypt-SSL-TLS Support
    SSL/TLS Support

Figure 2.2

 

3. Install (Let’s Encrypt) on your Domain:

  • Go to (Let’s Encrypt) feature in your Plesk. As shown in Figure 3.1: 

    Wordpress Hosting-Lets Encrypt-install Let's Encrypt
    Install “Let’s Encrypt”

Figure 3.1

  • Select the check boxes for the www.  and webmail., then click on Install. As shown in Figure 3.2 and Figure 3.3: 

    Wordpress Hosting-Lets Encrypt-check boxes-www. and website.
    Check boxes www. and webmail and click “Install”

Figure 3.2

 

Wordpress Hosting-Lets Encrypt-SSL install
Install successful

Figure 3.3

4. The SSL has been installed on your domain you can test by browsing your domain with https://domain.com as per the example below in Figure 4.1: 

Wordpress Hosting-Lets Encrypt-test by browsing domain
Test by browsing domain

 

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