Enabling HTTPS/SSL on a WordPress Website

Once you have purchased an SSL Certificate and dedicated IP and this has been installed by us you can use the following steps to switch your WordPress website over to HTTPS using the SSL using either method below:

Enable HTTPS via WordPress Settings -

1. Login to your WordPress admin page, click on Settings and General.

2. You now need to update your WordPress Address (URL) and Site Address (URL) from http:// to https://

3. Press Save at the bottom

Enable HTTPS via .htaccess code -

1. Go to File Manager in cPanel and go to your public_html folder (or the folder of the addon domain you're enabling this on).

2. Click Settings in the top right and toggle the option "Show Hidden Files (dotfiles)" and press Save.

3. Click the file called .htaccess and press "Edit" at the top of the file manager.

4. Add the following code below what's currently there:
#Force SSL on Entire Site
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI}

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