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No Hassle Tutorials: How to Install SSL Certificate on Your Website


– [Presenter] Hello, Neta
Talmor from No Hassle Website and all things No Hassle,
and in today’s video, I’m going to show you how to install your own SSL certificate on your website. So this is offered to people
in certain hosting companies, for example SiteGround gives it for free, and if you’re hosted
with No Hassle Website, you’re also going to get it for free. And you definitely want to have SSL installed on your website. The reason you want it is because if you don’t have it installed,
then people who visit your website may get
this kind of error, okay? So you know that you don’t have
the SSL installed correctly and everything is working
if you are not seeing the https all nice and green. If you’re only seeing http or
if you’re getting this error, then you know you don’t have SSL. So we don’t want that, we
want people to get straight to our website without any warnings, and you also don’t want
Google to punish you for not having SSL. So let me show you how to do it. This is available if your
hosting offers it to you. And if your hosting does
offer it, especially for free, then they’re probably using
something called Let’s Encrypt. So to install that you
need to get to your cPanel. Now this is a classic, typical cPanel, but yours may look different. In any case, you’re gonna
look for Let’s Encrypt. Okay, once you find that,
you’re gonna click on it. And you’re going to see all the domains and sub domains you have on that cPanel. In our case, I want to install
the SSL on this domain. So you’re gonna chose the domain you want and then you’re gonna click install. Now it’s gonna tell you
usually that it’s in a queue, and this can take between
30 seconds and 30 minutes. So what I like to do is just
give it a little bit of time and then go click back
on home, scroll back down to Let’s Encrypt and click on it again and see if it’s already ready. Let’s see. It’s not, so let me stop the video and I’ll be back as soon
as the SSL is installed. I’ll be right back, see you soon. Okay, so I waited just
20 seconds, went back to Let’s Encrypt, and now it is installed. We know it’s installed
because we can see it here and it says active. Now we need to go back to our website and see if it is working. If it’s not working, then
there’s yet another step you need to do, and in any case I recommend you take this step. So I am going to, it
is working, we can see the http is fine, the
padlock is showing nicely and it’s not red, however I do want to show you the next step. So I’m logging in to the
backend of my website, and I’m going to install a new plugin, so I go to plugins and add new. This plugin is called,
you just search here, you write Really Simply SSL. What this plugin does is it
finds anything on your website that is not secure and
is not HTTPS already, and it fixes it, okay? So I’m just gonna click install now, if you’ve never installed a
plugin, that’s how it’s done, and then activate, and
when I active this plugin, it will show me this little
warning, or not warning, just letting you know what’s gonna happen. It asks me to go ahead and active SSL. If all is good and
you’ve already installed your SSL certificate, this
step should work fine. So it’s going to switch over to HTTPS, everything from now on will be HTTPS, and should work fine. We can go and visit the
website, any page we want, and it will say https,
we will have no warnings, and the padlock will be
closed as it should be. So that’s it, if you have any questions, let me know, I am always available. Bye bye, ciao.

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