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How Do I Renew an SSL Certificate? To renew an SSL certificate, you need only to purchase a new certificate for the domains in question. The process of purchasing a new SSL and purchasing a renewed SSL is identical and can be a multi-step process that requires your input at...

When developing your website, it can be beneficial to install an SSL as soon as possible. The reason to do this could be: For securing the data, you have on your site Better SEO rankings Build website visitor trust for when your site launches There are many reasons why you...

A self-signed SSL certificate is used by default with iRedMail. If you have installed iRedMail from our installation guide or the latest release, installing SSL with Let's Encrypt is recommended. This guide will walk through the steps for installing Let's Encrypt SSL for an...

It is quite easy to install an SSL certificate for a website hosted on a Hostwinds Windows Cloud VPS or Dedicated server, as you have the added benefit of using GUI controls. To begin, you will want to download the latest release of Certify from Certify The Web. This tool...

HTTP Stands for Hypertext transfer protocol. Most web servers on the internet used to use this protocol. It's somewhat simple, and any newly installed web server on a Hostwinds VPS or dedicated server will support this protocol out of the box. Unfortunately, it is also...

Nginx is a powerful tool. It allows you to serve multiple apps, websites, load-balanced applications, and much more. This flexibility is all powered by a relatively simple configuration system that uses nearly-human-readable configuration files. This guide will demonstrate...

WHM allows you to install and specify SSL/TLS certificates to help secure the connections for services beyond just those for Apache with your domains. You can specify certificates for other services, such as email and FTP. You can access the SSL configuration settings for...

SSL Encryption Certificates are a prevalent method of securing your site. CentOS Web Panel (CWP) helps automate applying SSL certificates for domains on your server. This article will detail how to Enable AutoSSL in the CentOS Web panel. Important Note: This method issues...

Within WHM, you can customize the SSL/TLS settings to secure connection to the cPanel, WHM, and Webmail services. To continue with this guide and follow along, you can access the cPanel Web Services Configuration from the Service Configuration category of WHM on your Cloud...

Hostwinds clients who have Shared or Business Web Hosting can review the AutoSSL feature that Hostwinds provides to accounts with this enabled. AutoSSL is an automation feature included with cPanel & WHM version 60 and later. It discovers and deploys DV cPanel SSL...

Let's Encrypt is a Certificate Authority that lets you acquire an SSL certificate. For systems with shell access, it is recommended to install Certbot, an application that uses the ACME protocol. Certbot is packaged for many common operating systems and web servers....

When website visitors visit your site, they may be greeted to warn that the site is insecure if you are not using a padlock. This can happen in several different web browsers, such as Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. When web visitors see a green padlock and a Secure...

Enabling all traffic to your website to use SSL from within Joomla's Administration area is fairly straight forward as long as you can access your Admin area. Enable SSL For All Website Traffic in Joomla Log in as the administrator Go to the System> Global Configuration Then...

Using an SSL to encrypt the connection to your site not only makes visitors feel more at ease but should also give you some peace of mind knowing that this encryption is in place. But how do you ensure that a visitor will always use the SSL connection for your site? The...

This guide starts after you've fully generated your CSR request and received the official SSL from the certificate authority (CA). With your SSL email in place, follow the steps below to install it on your website. How Do I Install an SSL On My Website? Step One: Log in to...

Now that you've purchased an SSL through Hostwinds, you'll receive an email with the link to configure your SSL. The link will send you to a form, and after a few steps, requests that you generate a CSR. This will be the next major step you need to take towards setting up...