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cPanel AutoSSL – SSL Certificate for Each Domain

For all hosting plans and Managed VPS servers by SuperHosting.BG you can now benefit from the AutoSSL feature. This is a system feature in cPanel/WHM that allows you to automatically install SSL certificates.

cPanel AutoSSL SSL certificate

The new SSL certificates installed via AutoSSL are specially developed by cPanel in cooperation with Sectigo.

The cPanel/Sectigo certificates are issued for a 3 months period and automatically renewed.

AutoSSL automatically installs an SSL certificate by placing a few files into the hosting account’s system directories. To enable the certificate and a secure HTTPS connection, the admin needs to perform a further setup on the website.

If for some reason you do not wish to use the cPanel/Sectigo SSL certificate, you can disable it by going to cPanel – menu „SSL/TLS“ -> „Managing SSL Certificates“.

Will AutoSSL overwrite the existing certificate?

AutoSSL will not replace already installed active/valid SSL certificate. If you already have installed SSL certificate into your domain, it will not be changed or overwritten. AutoSSL installs SSL certificates only if domains do not have ones.

Why should I use SSL on my website / I do not want / I can’t migrate my website to HTTPS?

AutoSSL automatically installs an SSL certificate for a certain domain by placing a few files into the hosting account’s system directory. However, this certificate is not activated for the website. It is only up to the admin whether to activate HTTPS for their website. If you do not activate HTTPS, the SSL certificate will not be used.

How to activate AutoSSL?

AutoSSL is activated. AutoSSL is integrated in cPanel. AutoSSL does not have interface in cPanel.

When is the SSL certificate installed?

Typically up to 5 minutes after the hosting account is activated an SSL certificate will be installed for each domain which is added in cPanel (and is directed to this hosting server). From cPanel give up to 48 hours in case there is some delay from the SSL provider.

Is it installed for the subdomain www as well?

In addition to the domain (for example mysupersite.com) AutoSSL will be installed for www.mysupersite.com and mail.mysupersite.com. as well.

If I now change the URL from http:// to https:// in WordPress settings is something going to crash?

Before modifying the website’s settings make sure it loads properly via https://. Open the website by typing https:// in front of its URL and scrutinize all the webpages. In case of an error message displayed while loading the website, please send a query to our Technical Support Department.

I noticed that my website now can load via https://, but how should I redirect it for always loading through https://?

Setting up redirection can be implemented by using a few .htaccess rules. You can read more useful information in this article: Redirect Using .htaccess – Your Website Starts Loading via Secure HTTPS Connection.

How to set up 301 redirect for WordPress when HTTPS is already activated?

Setting up 301 redirect for all HTTP URLs to HTTPS can be implemented by using a few .htaccess rules. For example, add the following lines below the RewriteEngine On line:

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off<br>RewriteRule (.*) https://%{SERVER_NAME}/$1 [R=301,L]

By doing this you will redirect your website and all its pages to always loading through HTTPS.

Can I activate HTTPS through the WordPress Manager?

Yes. For this purpose you need to use the Move option available in WordPress Manager, as you only change the URL protocol from http:// to https://. After you finish the procedure, use the Check for HTTP Resources (loaded on HTTPS Website) option. By doing this you can edit the HTTP resources in your websites so that they start loading via HTTPS.

When should you choose a paid SSL certificate?

Paid SSL certificates cover a broader range of browsers and devices. Brands of renowned publishers such as GeoTrust are popular among users around the world. They already have an established reputation and inspire greater user confidence. If your business website has forms requiring personal or other sensitive for your visitors’ data, using the SSL certificates is the right choice for you. There is a wide range of SSL offers, among which you can find the most suitable solution for your business.

Updated on 18.03.2022

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