Archive for May, 2017

HTTPS with Advanced Hosting

Friday, May 19th, 2017

You may have read that has added to our paid hosting plans Let’s Encrypt, a free open-source SSL certificate.  This certificate is now installed automatically when you order an advanced hosting plan, and has been installed for all existing paid hosting plans.

Benefits of having your site visitors connect using the https encrypted protocol include:

  • Better Search Engine ranking
  • Enhanced User Trust
  • Protect your User’s sensitive information

Forcing an https:// Connection

Forcing an https:// encrypted connection is now possible to setup via the cPanel interface, so no coding or manual file editing is now required.  

To set this up for your domain, makes sure you’re logged in to manage your domain on our website and do the following:

  1. Navigate to Paid Hosting > Manage Advanced Hosting to open the cPanel interface.
  2. Click on Domain in the Domains section of the cPanel
  3. If Force HTTPS Redirect is not enabled, click the slider for and domain and sub-domain.

cPanel Domains link

cPanel HTTPS Redirect EnableYou can however quite easily switch an http to an https connection by editing your .htaccess file.  Here’s how to do this.