what is SSL and how to install SSL

Hello, welcome to AP Web Academy. In the last article, we touch about SSL. Some people they don’t know what is SSL and how to install SSL. I will explain step by step. What is SSL? Use of SSL? And how to install SSL on your domain. SSL means your domain name or your website URL turn to HTTPS:// from HTTP://. A bit confusing!.ok, don’t panic. We move to learn about full SSL tutorial on this article. I’m sure; you gain full knowledge about SSL after this article.You want to know about me click here.

What is SSL and how to install SSL

now we want to know some key points about SSL.let’s look them?

  1. What is SSL?
  2. Use of SSL?
  3. Where and how to buy SSL?
  4. How to install SSL?
  5. How we find we install SSL?

Now. We discover the list a little brief.

Before knowing about SSL, you must have a basic knowledge of what is domain? What is web hosting? How it’s work?.

You don’t have an idea about them go for buying a great domain name.Untold secrets, and how to select the best web hosting company.These articles can give an excellent knowledge about domain and web hosting. Then follow what SSL is and how to install SSL.

1.what is SSL

before you know what SSL is, you must have an idea about these things.

  • Http://- Hypertext transfer protocol
  • Https://-Hypertext transfer protocol secure
  • SSL-secure sockets layer.

Secure sockets layer (SSL)  is a security protocol.SSL uses modern encryption for send and receives valuable information from all over the internet. SSL was working by creating a secure channel.This channel was working in between users browser and website server.This circuit sends encrypted information from one end.the data decrypted upon receipt at another end. If anyone gets and hold the information between this channel, no use with the information because it’s already encrypted.

When your website has installed SSL certificate, browsers detect SSL certificate. They immediately realize and identifies the particular connection encrypted.

2.use of SSL?

Your website had SSL users know they were browsing in a secure site.Someone buy something on your site they feel safe for entering their credit card are other transactional details.One more thing that’s we never forget. When a user tries to login or register, he enters his details.Even SSL enabled website safely take the details to server. After that process the details and send to the website required details. In between server and browser, there is no chance for the wrong usage of the credentials.

PCI(payments card industry) standards need that online payment through SSL have, at least,128-bit encryption.it’s Make the transactions more secured.

Most important thing Google ranks your website if you have SSL.words look great!.check the Google webmaster central

according to the following statement by Google they think visitors security is a primary task.So, they love to give the ranking for https means SSL enabled websites.

3.where and how to buy SSL?

if you check the top of my website browser, it will be showing like below image.

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Ap web Academy image for what is SSL and how to install SSL

All of my domain and website hosting hosted by Hostgator.my SSL also held by them.their service and tools are excellent. I suggest buying your SSL with HostGator.if you already have an account let’s log in.  You don’t have an account register here. I am moving to show the process.First, you go to Hostgator website. That looks like below image.

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Digital SSL image for what is SSL and how to install SSL

After that, you take your mouse on the last tab security/add-on. Then it automatically appears a drop down menu.The menu consists three things. Site lock, code guard, and digital certificate. Click on the digital certificate.Your click takes to you another page looks like below image.

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Digital SSL image2 for what is SSL and how to install SSL


Click on choose a plan.Next step you look a page that’s showing SSL plans.

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Digital SSL image3 for what is SSL and how to install SSL

I suggest everyone stick with the first plan of positive SSL Rs.1452/yr. If your website offer higher value goods are services, then think for the more secure certificate. For usual blogs and simple e-commerce websites first one is a good selection.click on buy now button.A small pop-up asking you “Do you already have a domain for your hosting plan?” if you have a domain already click yes.other wise click NO. after your action HostGator takes you related page.Then take the necessary steps.If you have domain enter the name. You don’t have domain buy one from Hostgator.  After this process, HostGator will bring you a new page.  Page Looks like Below Picture.

Select need options at this stage of your choice.

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Digital SSL image4 for what is SSL and how to install SSL

I just add the only SSL.if you want to code guard, site lock you can add it after entering the domain name.Click continue.At the sign in page sign into your account you don’t ha an account register one. Sign into your account select desired payment method. Pay amount as applicable for your items.that’s it. You buy the SSL certificate for your domain.

Now we move to the next part.

4.how to install SSL?

Now log into your Hostgator account.Take your mouse to manage orders tab. After a drop down menu click on list/search orders.on next page showing your domain name and your SSL certificate and expiry date. Click on the link. That’s taken to you the SSL support page. That looks like below image.

 

Check the SSL certificate tab. Click on the view certificate. A pop-up will display your certificate as shown in the picture.This your digital certificate code. Now you want to generate a CSR or Certificate Signing Request.let’s Go to your web hosting account click on manage web hosting. A CPanel window opens on your browser. Check for SSL/TLS.that’s look like below image.

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Digital SSL image6 for what is SSL and how to install SSL

click on SSL/TLS.a new page showing four options. Click on the second one Generate a New Certificate Signing Request (CSR).

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Digital SSL image7 for what is SSL and how to install SSL

after your click a new open like below image.Enter the need details.

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Digital SSL image8 for what is SSL and how to install SSL

After entering the details click generate button.after that your certificate has issued. And you receive a confirmation email. You want to do one thing before installing SSL.follow the instruction in the email sent by certificate issuing authority.After a successful confirmation, you can install your certificate.

Now go to SSL/TLS-> CLICK ON Install and Manage SSL for your site (HTTPS).A new page open and asking you the required details.enter the following particulars.hit the install tab.

Completed. You successfully install SSL certificate on your website.

Now we move to the next part.

5.how we find we install SSL?

It is the last step for confirmation of you installed SSL certificate. Before you check SSL, you must do these things.

  • Change all HTTP:// prefixes to HTTPS://

THE most important YOU MUST DO BEFORE CHECKING INSTALLATION.

In your admin profile and hosting account installation details and everywhere where are you put HTTP:// change to Https://.

After complete the prefixes changing you site showing a green lock icon with Https:// on browsers address bar.

I hope you find what SSL and how to install SSL is useful to your SSL certificate installation.

If you have any doubts on the installation process, you can contact me. Without any hesitation.you can comment for small doubts below this article. You think this post useful for your near ones. Let’s share this. For more good posts like this in future, you can subscribe through email. Or click and follow me hitting one of my social links.

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