I was stuck with http:// for a while and it was not any secure connection. I saw most sites were https:// and they were providing secure connections. It was (http://)novicecamp.com. I then decided to go to my cPanel and I went and activated SSL there and moved to https://novicecamp.com and all I did with a few clicks. Today I am going to tell you what I did there in the cPanel to activate SSL. So, please stay with me and concentrate.
I logged in to my cPanel and then I went to click “SSL/TLS” in the “Security” section in cPanel and it gave me the following options shown in the images below. Please have a look. I have added those steps for you, to make it easier.
I have clicked “Install and Manage SSL for your site (HTTPS)” option shown above and from here I will follow,
Note-1: Please don’t make/choose any self-signed certificate, choose the one that is issued by cPanel Inc, it comes for free and it provides stronger protection.
Note-2: If you want really strong protection with the higher level of encryption then you could buy SSL certificates from reputed companies, for example, SSL from Comodo or from Symantec. Some websites/companies offer free SSL certificates but I would never recommend them. If you are a bit advanced user and you understand the system technically well, there is a great place to look at for a free but the most reliable SSL certificate. Here you will get it -> “Let’s Encrypt” and please read the documentation they provided and guidelines to get their SSL.
Done! Yes, it was that simple and things were done pretty nicely. There is a very important thing I must do now and it should be done only when SSL is activated. I have to enable HSTS now and that will assure me the maximum security. How to do that? Please see, “Enable HSTS for a website“.
Yes, finally (http://)novicecamp.com became https://novicecamp.com very instantly and you will make the same for your site too.
Have a great day.