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How can I install a free SSL Certificate on my website?

This is a step-by-step guide to help you install a free SSL certificate from Let’s Encrypt on your website.

Step 1. Log in to your WPX account

You can log in to your WPX account here.

Step 2. Navigate to your hosting plan

You can either find your hosting service through the navigation menu or within your dashboard. Once you log in to your WPX account select My Services (1) → WordPress Hosting (2).

Then you will see all of your hosting services with us. When you find the plan that you want to manage, you need to select the orange button Manage service.

Step 3. Install SSL certificate

Now that you’re in the Hosting Panel, select the Manage Websites (1) menu. You can proceed with installing the Free SSL certificate for the selected website. Click on the SSL (2) dropdown menu → Install FREE Certificate (3).

To install the free Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate successfully, the domain name should already point to our servers!

The SSL certificates are ready to be installed for every newly added website with WPX. The green padlock next to the website does not mean that the SSL Certificate can be installed on that website.

Therefore if you see the green padlock next to your website, you’re ready for the next step.

You will get a pop-up notification from where you click on Install which initiates an automatic process:

After the process is completed, you receive a notification on the top-right corner of your screen that indicates the SSL certificate has been successfully installed on the desired website.

Our system will automatically renew the SSL certificate that you have installed every 2.5 months without the need to manually do anything.

That’s it! You know have a working and valid SSL certificate for your website.

Step 4. Configure HTTPS and Cloudflare (optional)

You would probably encounter an issue with Mixed Content which means that you’ll need to install Really Simple SSL and activate the plugin, the rest is done automatically by the plugin itself for you.

The plugin will force the content of your website to load via HTTPS.

If you are using Cloudflare, please check the following article.

If you get stuck with anything discussed on this page, please get in touch with the WPX Support Team via live chat (use the bottom right-hand widget) and they will respond and help within 30 seconds or less.

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