How do I disable encryption for my site?

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How do I disable encryption for my site?

Post by Edge100x » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:23 pm

To prevent redirection of your site URLs from http:// to https:// -- while still allowing both versions of your site to be reached:
  1. Visit the Domains page in your control panel.
  2. Click the downward-pointing wedge next the subdomain to show its advanced options.
  3. Uncheck the 'Redirect http to https for this vhost' option.
  4. Click 'Submit changes'.
To disable Let's Encrypt entirely (not recommended):
  1. Open up your site using SFTP or SSH (the File manager page in the control panel provides instructions for this).
  2. Navigate to the folder for the subdomain(s) for which you wish to disable Let's Encrypt.
  3. Create a file, with any contents, called '.disable-letsencrypt', and place it in this folder.
  4. Visit the Domains page in your control panel.
  5. Remove the subdomain by clearing its field and submitting the page.
  6. Re-add the subdomain.
The system will automatically check for the existence of the '.disable-letsencrypt' file and not try to obtain, renew, or apply a Let's Encrypt certificate if it is found. This will prevent your pages from being visible through https://. Users attempting to visit the https:// version of your page will receive a browser warning, and if a user overrides that warning, he or she will be shown a generic error or redirection page instead of your site.

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