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Configuring SSL On Linux VPS & Dedicated Servers

To configure an SSL on your server there are mainly three steps: subscribe to it, generate a certificate signing request, and once SSL is approved, install it on your server.

This lesson shows you the step-by-step process of implementing SSL on a Linux-based server.

What is SSL? The SSL certificate establishes encryption over information that is sent to the server. It scrambles data into an undecipherable format that can only be returned to a readable format with a proper decryption key. 

How Does SSL Works? When a client attempts to send confidential information to a Web server, the user’s browser accesses the server’s digital certificate and establishes a secure connection.

SSL authenticates the identity of a website. It contains the following information: 

  1. The certificate holder’s name & public key 
  2. The certificate’s serial number and expiration date 
  3. The digital signature of the certificate-issuing authority

How to install SSL on your VPS or Dedicated Server?

  1. Open SANGKRIT.net account
  2. Visit your Products page
  3. Select SSL Certificates 
  4. Select Manage for the certificate you want to use
  5. Under Download Certificate, select a Server type and then select Download Zip File.

Launch your dedicated server:

  1. Visit your Products page
  2. Click the Servers tab
  3. Next to the account, you want to use, click Launch
  4. From the management interface, next to cPanel Site,
  5. Click Manage Server (WHM) and click Proceed

Upload & Install SSL certificate

  1. Search SSL on the left sidebar menu on WHM cPanel
  2. Click Install an SSL certificate on the domain
  3. Type your domain name in the first field
  4. Click the Browse button
  5. Select and upload your SSL certificate
  6. Click Install button

When you choose the browse and upload option, the empty fields are auto-discovered and filled from the SSL you are uploading. Once SSL is installed you may redirect your HTTP site to an HTTPS connection.

What Is Managed SSL And Why You Need One?

The new Managed SSL Service at SANGKRIT.net saves you from the technical steps of installing and implementing HTTPS over your domains.

The installation is automatic and the software itself ensures that your website stays safe and secure on the internet.

It has been programmed to save the user from the manual configuration and common errors of SSL such as:

  • SSL not found error
  • Mixed-content error
  • HTTPS redirect failure error
  • SSL certificate mismatch error

How Managed SSL Works?

Authentication is the keystone of SSL protection. After you subscribe to a Managed SSL, the system itself validates your domain and issues an SSL certificate to ensure your website only takes a secure connection.

After the system configures the SSL certificate on your domain and verifies that everything is correct, you receive an email saying that your website is now successfully running over a secure HTTPS connection.

The system offers you Domain Validation (DV) SSL certificates via Managed SSL Service. You can purchase a certificate for a single site or a multiple-domains certificate i.e. SAN SSL that secures one primary plus four additional domains i.e. a total of five domains.

Redirecting HTTP Domains to HTTPS On Dedicated Server

Once SSL is installed on your dedicated server (as explained here) for the domain name you have selected, you will need to redirect all non-secure http links to secure https connection.

For any website to work over SSL, there are some modifications you will need to make to your .htaccess file, and then it will redirect your visitors to the HTTPS version of your website.

Login to your SANGKRIT.net account and follow the given steps:

  1. Go to your SANGKRIT.net product page.
  2. Under the Server, click Manage for cPanel
  3. In the Account Dashboard, click File Manager.
  4. In the cPanel File Manager, click Settings.
  5. Make sure that Show Hidden Files (dotfiles) is checked, and click Save.
  6. Click on public_html, and open your .htaccess if you already have one. If not, click File+, name the file .htaccess and click Create New File.
  7. Select the .htaccess file, and click Edit.
    • If you just created your .htaccess file, use this code:
      RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80 RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?coolexample\.com RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.coolexample.com/$1 [R,L]
    • If your .htaccess file already exists, insert the lines that begin with ReWriteCond and RewriteRule directly after the already existing ReWriteEngine On.
    • Click Save Changes and Close. 

That’s it. Visit your website and you’ll be re-directed to the HTTPS version.

If you use WordPress, then follow these steps:

  1. Log into your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Visit Settings, click General.
  3. Locate the following fields:
    • WordPress Address (URL)
    • Site Address (URL)
  4. In each field, update your URLs from http to https
  5. Scroll down and click Save Changes.
  6. Open your current .htaccess file in the /public_html/ folder with the cPanel file manager for editing. If you don’t already have a .htaccess file, you’ll need to create one.
  7. Insert the following code at the top of your .htaccess file:
  8. Click Save Changes at the top-right corner of the screen.

In some cases you will need to edit your .htaccess file, if you don’t want that then you may also use a WordPress plugin such as Really Simple SSL It saves you from following so many technical steps.

Secure WordPress Login & Admin Pages With SSL (HTTPS)

Now you know how to install SSL on a domain and how to implement it on your WordPress installation. A few days back a WordPress user emailed us saying that the majority of his website is not sensitive and also he has a resource limit so he only wants to enable SSL on his website login page and not on the rest of his website.

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How To Implement HTTPS (SSL Certificate) In WordPress?

As soon Google declared HTTPS as an official Google ranking signal, the discussions on implementing SSL certificate in WordPress started populating WP forums and social media sites. In this tutorial we are showing you an easy method to enable HTTPS working on your WordPress site.

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Secure Your Website With HTTPS (SSL Certificate)

For running your website on HTTPS (SSL Certificate), first thing you need to do is subscribe a SSL Certificate here. You may go for Standard SSL if you just want to verify your domain and secure your website. Premium SSL plan is ideal for eCommerce shopping cart websites as it provides you the most extensive validation.

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