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How To Activate Free SSL Certificate - Free Wordpress SSL Setup

How do I use the free shared SSL Certificate?

Bluehost now provides free SSL certificates for all assigned and parked domain names set up in your account. In most cases, the SSL will automatically assign and install itself to your new and existing domains; however, some customers may need to manually enable the certificate. For forcing SSL using .htaccess in cPanel, please refer to this article.

Enabling the Free SSL Certificate

Rock

  1. Log into your Bluehost control panel.
  2. Click the My Sites tab from the side navigation menu to the left.
  3. Locate the site you wish to activate the free SSL for and click the Manage button.
  4. Open the Security tab.
  5. Under Security Certificate toggle the Free SSL ON.

Once you've turned the SSL on, it can take a few hours to install and activate. In some situations, we may need you to take action to complete the process. If so, you'll receive an email with instructions.

Legacy

  1. Log into your Bluehost control panel.
  2. Click the WordPress tool tab from the navigation menu at the top of your screen.
  3. Click the Security tab from the side navigation menu to the left.
  4. Scroll down to Secure Certificate options, and toggle the Certificate issued by Let's encrypt option On.

Other options if WordPress tools is not available:

  1. Log into your Bluehost control panel.
  2. Click the Addons tab.
  3. Scroll down and find SSL Certificates then click Learn More.
  4. Click the Install SSL On drop-down, then select the domain name you want to install the SSL on. 
  5. After selecting your domain name, click Enable AutoSSL.

Disabling the Free SSL Certificate

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  1. Log into your Bluehost control panel.
  2. Click the My Sites tab from the side navigation menu to the left.
  3. Locate the site you wish to deactivate the free SSL for and click the Manage button.
  4. Open the Security tab.
  5. Under Security Certificate toggle the Free SSL OFF.

Legacy

  1. Log into your Bluehost control panel.
  2. Click the Addons tab.
  3. Scroll down and find SSL Certificates then click Learn More
  4. Locate the site you wish to deactivate the free SSL.
  5. Select which domain name then click Disable AutoSSL.

Pro Tip: Maximize your security, Upgrade your SSL Certificate to boost your credibility, and assure customers you take security seriously.