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Install SSL Certificate for Godaddy Website | Make Website Secure with HTTPS / SSL | Purchase SSL

Install SSL Certificate for Website | Make Website Secure with HTTPS / SSL

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates makes the websites secure by converting it to HTTPS from HTTP.

Advantage of SSL Certificate
1) Better Search Engine Ranking
2) SSL Improves Customer Trust
3) SSL Secures Data
4) Secure Customer Payments
5) Reduce Phishing Risk

In this video, we will purchase and configure SSL Certificate for Godaddy domain.

1) Purchasing an SSL Certificate
First of all, we will purchase SSL Certificate for one of our website for 1 year.

2) Install SSL Certificate

2.1) Generate CSR
After purchase, Go to SSL/TLS in Security Section of Godaddy Hosting Cpanel where we need to generate CSR. Enter your domain and other information there to generate CSR.

2.2) Set Up Standard SSL
After generating CSR, go to Godaddy products to set up Standard SSL under SSL Certificates where we need to input our CSR that we have generated earlier.

2.3) Download the SSL Certificate
After setting up SSL, we will get the SSL Certificate in email to download and also on Standard SSL page from where we will download it to install further.

2.4) Generate CRT 
After downloading the SSL certificate, Go to SSL/TLS section once again from where open Certificates (CRT) section to upload the Certificate that we have downloaded earlier.

2.5) Create/Update .htaccess file
Last step is to create or update your .htaccess file located at your domain folder to write the code to automatically redirect your URL from HTTP to HTTPS.
RewriteEngine On 
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?coolexample\.com
RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R,L]

2.6) Install Certificate manually (if required)
In case website does not open with https then do one more step. Go to SSL/TLS section once again from where open “Install and Manage SSL for your site (HTTPS)” and then browse to select your website. We will select website and click on “Use Certificate” to install the certificate for your website.

Now your website is secure with https. Enjoy 🙂