Enabling SSL On Your Website

Enabling SSL allows you to use HTTPS on your website. This is especially beneficial in SEO. Many search engines now require having HTTPS support on your website to rank well. Today, we will be enabling SSL on your website. 

You can enable SSL by getting an encryption certificate. Usually, a server can issue it. We will be using a large CA Certificate agency called Let's Encrypt that provides certificates that are universally recognized. We have worked hard to bring Let's Encrypt support to our servers, so unfortunately, our servers only configure SSL for premium plans. 

You will first need to get an ISODME hosted website. Go to the following link if you do not have your website yet. https://buy.isodme.com/knowledgebase/1/Getting-Started-Guide.html

Step 1.

We need to enable SSL on our own website. ISODME uses web server software called Apache. We will need to enable Apache SSL support, as it is usually not automatically enabled for your website. To do this, go to: 

https://www.isodme.com/enable-ssl.php

Enter your full domain or subdomain name. We will be using mywebsite.site.isodme.com. Then, press submit. 

Please be patient. Do not refresh the page unless you receive an error.

 

Step 2. 

Virtualmin Let's Encrypt

After enabling SSL, navigate to your control panel. Refresh your page. Go to Server Configuration > SSL Certificate. Then, click on Let's Encrypt in the horizontal menubar. 

Click on "Request Certificate" and wait until it is completed. If there are no errors, congrats! You can now access your site at https://example.com! (Where example.com is your domain) 

 

If there is an error try it a few more times. You may need to disable your HTACCESS file. If this doesn't work, please contact us. 

 

The certificate should automatically renew every two months, and they last for three months each, giving you one month to fix issues in case the renew function does not work. 

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