October 16, 2019
October 16, 2019
Let’s Encrypt is the go-to choice for those who need free SSL certificates. And luckily for Webmin users, SSL certificates from Let’s Encrypt can be requested and installed directly from the web-based control panel.
In this tutorial, we will explain how to install Let’s Encrypt SSL on a VPS running Webmin.
There are many methods of protecting a website, and enabling an SSL certificate is one of them. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) secures your connection by encrypting the data sent between the browser and the server.
Most popular web browsers like Chrome and Firefox alert the users when they’re on a non-secure website. As such, having an SSL certificate can help you gain visitors’ trust and improve the site’s credibility.
Unfortunately, due to its cost, many websites do not use SSL. To address this issue, the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) set up a free certificate authority named Let’s Encrypt. It currently serves more than 150 million websites.
Installing Let’s Encrypt SSL by using Webmin is pretty easy and quick. Follow the steps below to know how to do it.
Before we proceed, make sure that you already set Webmin as your VPS operating system.
Log in to the Hostinger’s hPanel and head to the Servers tab. Then, find Other settings section and change the operating system to Ubuntu 18.04 64bit with Webmin/Virtualmin/LAMP. Press Save changes.
After that’s done, we need to log in to your Webmin and enable the SSL option for your website:
Once SSL is enabled, now we can install Let’s Encrypt certificate from your Webmin:
That’s it! You should now be able to access your website using the HTTPS protocol.
If you want to automatically redirect all of your website traffic to the HTTPS version of your site, refer to this tutorial.
There you have it! In this tutorial, you have learned how to install Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate on a VPS running Webmin. Simply enable the SSL option from your Webmin, and then request the certificate. Pretty easy, isn’t it?
So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and secure your website!