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How to Enable SSL in Joomla?

After understanding the pre requisites for SSL which is describe below, We now discuss about the process of enabling SSL in Joomla. For that, user has to follow the following instructions.

how to Enable ssl in joomla

  • Browse the link “Global Configuration” on the control panel page in Joomla, click on it to go to the setting page.
  • Click on server tab lies near the “Global Configuration” page.
  • Click on “Force SSL” drop-down box and click on “Entire Site” or “Administrator Only” option. Click on “Save” logo in the “Global Configuration” page.
  • Log in to Joomla website that will redirect you from HTTP to a secure HTTPS page.

At last, after completing the process if user finds any errors during the implementation then he should contact the SSL provider and take assistance of him.

Pre Requisites for enabling SSL in Joomla

Some Words about SSL

SSL is an ideal solution for online security that secures online transactions between the server and the user’s browser. A protocol secures data in transition with the strongest encryption. The data as if credit card numbers, login details, or personal information is being encrypted so; the third party will not be able to identify the data. Without SSL, it is risky to do online transactions over the web. Generally, web URL starts with HTTPS after implementation of SSL your web URL will start with HTTPS. An extra “S” to HTTP is a proof that your website has an SSL security.

How to buy an SSL?

Before enable SSL in Joomla website you need to buy an SSL. SSL requires a rigorous process includes sometimes the verification of your business that will be verified by trusted certificate authority. It requires a unique IP address, and a domain name for which user need SSL security. Generally, each SSL Certificate serves a single domain security. CSR key is most required to order an SSL Certificate from below sources. If you are not familiar on CSR creating then you may contact to your hosting provider.

Source to buy an SSL

• Certificate Authority
• Authorized reseller of Certificate Authority

How to Install SSL in your web server?

First you need to install your SSL in your web server, before enable it on your Joomla website. It does depend on which hosting server you use. Most of trusted hosting company offers you 24/7 live chat, Email support, ticket support. Ones you buy an SSL, you can ask for support on how to install SSL from your hosting provider.

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