Enabling cheap.ca's free SSL is quick and easy. By enabling an SSL for your website, your domain name will resolve with "https" instead of "http" in the browser. This means that your website will be labeled as “secure” in most web browsers. This article will help guide you through enabling the Free SSL provided by cheap.ca.
If you are interested in our Premium Paid SSL certificates, please visit our website and select the SSL plan that works the best for you.
- If you do not have a web hosting package with cheap.ca, you will be unable to use the Free SSL.
- If you have bought a domain name via another provider, you will need to ensure your domain name’s A Record is pointing to the IP Address associated with your cheap.ca website. This will ensure your hosting package works as expected and you can use the Free SSL provided with your hosting package. Failing to do this will result into your Free SSL not working.
- If you are using a 3rd party CDN, login to your CDN provider’s dashboard and locate their SSL management page. From there, you can copy and paste the SSL certificate and key information we provide in your hosting panel.
How to enable Free SSL for Windows Hosting
Step 1: Login to the Plesk Panel
Step 2: Enable the SSL certificate
You can secure your website with SSL while adding a new domain name by selecting the check box for Secure the domain with Let's Encrypt and providing a recovery email address.
Alternately, you can click on Let's Encrypt under the domain's hosting management panel.
Enter email address to be used for key recovery, select the other options as required and click on Install.
Step 3: Enable redirection from HTTP to HTTPS
Click on Hosting Settings.
Click on the Security section and ensure SSL/TLS support is enabled and Permanent redirection from HTTP to HTTPS has been enabled and the Lets Encrypt certificate for the domain name is selected.
Click on Apply to complete the setup.
You will see the following message on successful installation.