November 1, 2019
November 1, 2019
You don’t have to break the bank to install SSL certificates. Thanks to Let’s Encrypt, you can secure your website for free. As such, in this article, we’re going to show you how to install Let’s Encrypt SSL by using cPanel.
SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer, is a web protocol that protects data transfers so it can’t be accessed by third parties.
An SSL certificate can be obtained from a certificate authority (CA). There are many options out there, but we recommend getting one from Let’s Encrypt— an open-source CA that provides free SSL certificates.
What’s great, most hosting providers offer Let’s Encrypt installation from cPanel, so you don’t have to upload the certificate manually.
While Let’s Encrypt doesn’t cost you anything, it requires you to revalidate the certificate once every 90 days, which might be a problem for some people.
Therefore, if you are looking for a hassle-free SSL installation, you can take a look at Hostinger’s affordable SSL that’s valid for a lifetime.
If the installation is successful, you’ll get the following message:
The SSL certificate is now installed onto the domain “yourdomain.com” using the IP address. Apache is restarting in the background.
Using SSL protocol is a must for every website owner. It does not only protect you from online attacks but also makes your site more trusted.
To achieve that, you don’t always have to buy an SSL certificate. Take a look at Let’s Encrypt, which offers the same level of protection for free.
In this tutorial, you have learned how to install Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate using cPanel. The only thing you need to do is to open cPanel, go to Let’s Encrypt menu, and issue an SSL certificate on your preferred domain.
It’s easy, right? Now let’s try to do that and enjoy a more secure website!
November 07 2018
Does this method still work?
Replied on November 07 2018
Hello, Gene. The following method still works, however, Hostinger no longer provides cPanel hosting (which is what this tutorial is about). But we do offer lifetime SSL certificates for a one-time setup fee. Also, if you're specifically looking for cPanel hosting, we have it available on our sister project Hosting24. The steps described in this tutorial would work there ;)