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Install Lets Encrypt SSL and remove Chrome security warning

NextPointHost has been supporting the global initiative to create free SSL certificates for everybody Let's Encrypt from its beginning. At the moment, we automatically issue and install a free certificate for the majority of the domains that are pointed to our shared servers and we allow one click installation for domains on Linux VPS and Dedicated Clouds. This initiative will allow all owners to secure their websites according the latest Google Chrome 62 requirements without big investments in expensive SSL certificates.

In this tutorial you will learn:



How to see the Let's Encrypt certificates issued for your account?
How to enforce your website to work properly over HTTPS with SSL certificate?
How to issue and install Let's Encrypt certificate for your website?
How to renew a Let's Encrypt certificate?
How to remove a Let's Encrypt certificate?



How to see the Let's Encrypt certificates issued for your account?


To access the Let's Encrypt certificate interface, just login to your cPanel and  type "ssl" in the search field. You will see the Security tab and the icon of Let's Encrypt tool as shown on picture below.

install.lets.encrypt.ssl

Once there, you will see a list of the installed certificates for your account:


lets.encrypt.list.certificates.installed


How to enforce your website to work properly over HTTPS with SSL certificate?



Issuing a SSL certificate is just a first step in making your website work properly over HTTPS. You usually need some additional configuration so that your domain is not accessible both over http and https, to avoid duplicate content. Additionally you may need to rewrite any links to external content, so that your site does not show warnings for mixed content in the browser. The best way to do this changes are in your specific application, more details how to prevent such issues in popular applications can find in our tutorial base here.


How to issue and install Let's Encrypt certificate for your website?



You will see list of domains added into your account. You have to click on the "Issue +" button for the exact domain as shown on below image.

chrome.lets.encrypt.ssl.install

We recomedend to install also SSL for the "WWW." sub-domain in order to prevent future problems with search engines or users who are accessing your website with www at the beging.  When you are ready, click on Issue button as shown. In few moments, you will have a working SSL certificate for your domain name!

chrome.warning.ssl.lets.encrypt.install


How to renew a Let's Encrypt certificate?


Let’s encrypt certificates issued by NextPointHost are automatically renewed by us until they are canceled. You don't need to do anything manually.

How to remove a Let's Encrypt certificate?


If you want to remove an installed certificate just click on the Remove button next to the domain name:

chrome.ssl.warning.lets.encrypt


Check out our Let's Encrypt FAQ database if you have additional questions regarding this service or content our 24/7 support team!


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