Hostifire Hosting provides several resources to assist you in maintaining the privacy of your site and user data by utilizing SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). These resources include cPanel’s free AutoSSL, which enables free SSL and remains active forever. Whether you need guidance on SSL installation or are experiencing issues, Hostifire Hosting offers a comprehensive range of SSL-related guides. Regardless of whether you purchase an SSL through Hostifire Hosting or install one yourself, the guides provided will assist you in addressing the most prevalent SSL-related concerns.
The Basic Guide to SSLs and AutoSSL
An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is critical to maintaining the privacy of your website and user data, as it encrypts data transmissions between your site and users. AutoSSL is a free security certificate powered by Sectigo that automatically renews every three months. AutoSSLs are often an effective and affordable option for securing various types of websites with minimal configuration. In particular, AutoSSL simplifies SSL management on shared servers.
- What Is SSL and Why Is It Important?
- Infographic-How to Implement SSL Certificates
- The Complete Guide to cPanel’s Free AutoSSL
- How to Manage AutoSSL Certificates in cPanel
- AutoSSL and WHM: Use WebHost Manager to Automate Your SSLs
Buy, Install, and Manage Other SSLs
If you need to handle sensitive customer payment data or must comply with specific certification standards, you may require a particular type of SSL. In such cases, you can refer to the guides provided by InMotion Hosting to purchase an SSL from them or install one that you already possess. These guides will assist you in selecting and purchasing the appropriate SSL for your needs, as well as installing and configuring it on your site.
- How to Purchase/Cancel an SSL from AMP
- Installing SSLs and Generating CSRs in cPanel
- Migrate and Transfer SSLs
- How to Install a Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate
Shared SSLs and server SSLs
If your hosting plan uses shared servers, you can secure your website using the built-in SSL of the server. However, this is typically less efficient than using the auto-enabled forever AutoSSL provided by InMotion Hosting. You may need to work with the server’s SSL when troubleshooting email or running sites on temporary domains.
- How does the shared SSL work?
- Forcing your website’s visitors to use the shared SSL
- Your Free cPanel-signed Hostname SSL Certificate
- Email Client Configuration – Email Over SSL
Troubleshooting Your SSLs
If your SSL certificates are not displaying correctly, your visitors may be able to access your site without encryption, or you may encounter unusual warnings or error messages related to your site’s security. In such cases, you can refer to the resources provided in this section to troubleshoot and resolve SSL-related issues.
- Force HTTPS with the .htaccess File
- Self-Signed SSL Certificate Warning
- My SSL Lock is Not Displaying
- SSL Certificate Warnings
SSLs and CMSs
Content Management Systems (CMSs), such as WordPress and Joomla, typically include tools for interacting with, modifying, or updating SSL certificates to comply with specific security features. The articles in this section cover a broad range of topics related to site-building software, with additional content available on the respective resource pages for each CMS.
- How to Enable SSL in WordPress
- How to Force SSL in Moodle 2.3
- How to Enable SSL in PrestaShop 1.5
- How to Force SSL in Joomla 3.1
- How to Enable SSL in OpenCart 3
SSLs and CDNs
Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), such as Cloudflare, cache site files on servers located around the world, thereby accelerating access to your site and improving its ability to handle high volumes of traffic. However, since your domain name resolves to your CDN rather than your server, you must adjust your SSL certificates accordingly. This section includes articles that provide guidance on configuring SSL certificates when using a CDN, such as Cloudflare.
- How to use AutoSSL with Cloudflare
- Using Free Cloudflare for SSL on OpenCart 1.5