Install Let’s Encrypt free SSL on your Hostgator hosting account now with this easy simple guide, adding SSL in your blog or website is very much important nowadays because having SSL will help you get good ranking on google, most of the time, SSL enabled sites get higher CTR in google search, because the HTTPS in the link makes your blog or website look more trustable to the eyes of the users, and Google ranks https site higher on google.
Install Let’s Encrypt Free SSL in Hostgator Website.
#1 Go To Zerossl.com
Zerossl is a website that will help you generate free let’s encrypt certificate for your domain name.
#2 Go To Free SSL Certificate Wizard And Generate CSR
There you will see an SSL certificate wizard page, asking for some basic information, in the Domains section type in your domain name. make sure you accept the terms and conditions and click Next, this will generate the, check the image below for example.
Now again click Next, this will generate the Private key for you in the SSL wizard.
#3 Upload the Private Key
Now copy the Generated Private Key and go to your Hostgator Cpanel account. and select the option SSL/TLS in the security tab. and click on the First option Private Keys (KEY)
Now paste your Generated Private Key on the Upload a New Private Key Section. as shown below and click Save
#4 Upload The Certificates to Respective Folders
Now again go back to the SSL certificate wizard and click Next,
Now download the two mentioned file into your computer and keep the file safe, because you have to upload it to your server.
Go to your Root directory or your main directory where your website is upload, now create a directory name called, .well-known, now inside that directory create another directory called acme-challenge, that’s it, now upload the two file into the acme-challenge directory.
Go back to the SSL certificate wizard and click Next, if you uploaded your files correctly into the appropriate folders, Now it will generate Private keys and CTRs for you to upload the SSL on your Server.
#5 Install the Let’s Encrypt SSL
Now go to the c-panel and go to SSL/TLS once again, this time click on Install and Manage SSL for your site (HTTPS). now select your Domain name from the drop-down menu and paste all your copied codes in the respective Box. and install the SSL certificate. and give some 5 – 10 min for the SSL to activate.
NOTE: The first Box has two different code, one is CTR and another one is Certificate Authority Bundle, so copy the codes from the first box and go to Hostgator and paste the first half in the CTR box and the other half in the Certificate Authority Bundle: (CABUNDLE) box, and then copy the private key from the second box and paste it in the private key box, and go down and click Install.
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