How to set up (Let’s Encrypt) SSL/TLS for my website

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How can I set up (Let’s Encrypt) SSL/TLS for my website

In this article, we’re explaining how you can set up Let’s Encrypt SSL/TLS for your website. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. SSL ensures that the data that is sent between the user and the website or between systems is encrypted and thus made unreadable. For this, encryption algorithms are used to encode the data so that others cannot read it when it is sent.

Prerequisites

Step 1: Log into Plesk

Go to your client area and log in with your credentials.

client area

Navigate to My Dashboard. Click on Webhosting. Choose the right Webhosting plan.

client area webhosting

If you click on server details, you will see your login credentials. Click on the URL above to log in.

client area login credentials

Insert your login credentials and click on Log In.

Plesk login screen

Step 2: Set up Let’s Encrypt SSL

Go to Websites and Domains and click on Let's Encrypt.

Set up Let's Encrypt SSL

First, insert a valid email address to receive important notifications and warnings. Next, you can select what else you want for security. We chose to include the ‘www’ subdomain and the webmail. We are not going to issue a wildcard SSL/TLS certificate.

Click Install to continue.

lets encrypt

If everything went well, you’ll see a green bar at the top.

Let's Encrypt SSL set up

Conclusion

Congratulations, you have successfully set up (Let’s Encrypt) SSL/TLS  for your website.

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