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Setting up secure webspace and using the free SSL certificate?

Since 2017, WESH UK has been providing free SSL certificates for every cPanel user account, and so long as your domain name is pointing at your cPanel hosting plan, our servers will setup your SSL for you.

You do NOT need to do anything to set up the SSL or ask for a certificate, as it is fully automated and your SSL certificate will auto-renew on its own, again, providing that your domain name points at our servers.

To use the free SSL, simply use "https" instead of "http" in your domain name everywhere and that's it.

If it doesn't work:

If you have a cPanel hosting plan with us and find that "https" is not working or you get warnings that parts of your website may not be secure then please check your page to ensure that none of your content links to itself using "http" only.

01: Links to media:

Things like images on your web page using "http://" to link to them instead of "/home/cpanelusername/public_html/path/to/image" or "https://"

02: Partial SSL Coverage:

Any parts of your domain name that point to other places online, such as subdomains or mail servers are not covered by our SSL service. Your SSL certificate will only work for the parts of your internet services that point to our servers.

03: No SSL at all:

This can happen in cases where the cPanel account was setup ahead of the domain name pointing to our servers, for example when a website is transferring in from another provider, and so the server will see your domain name pointing elsewhere, and NOT issue a free SSL certificate.

If this is the case, please let us know and we can get the SSL re-checked and installed in around 5 minutes.

04: Configuring your applications / CMS's:

If you use an application such as Invision Powerboard, Moodle or WordPress for example, all you need to do is go into your applications settings and change your website URL from "http://" to "https://" (Put the s into any existing URL's) and that's it, save your changes and you're done.

If you would like help with any of this then please do let us know, we're always happy to help as some applications use a configuration file instead of a settings page.

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