How do I enable traditional SSL support for a domain?

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How do I enable traditional SSL support for a domain?

Post by Edge100x » Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:09 pm

Please shoot us an email at and we will guide you through this process. Overall, it looks like this:
  1. Upgrade to the Pro webhosting plan, if you do not already use it, through the order page that you originally used for the service.
  2. Send us the following information, which we will need to generate a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) for you:

    Country Name (2 letter code)
    State or Province Name (full name)
    Locality Name (eg, city)
    Organization Name (eg, company)
    Your website URL
    Email Address
  3. We generate a CSR and email that to you.
  4. You give the CSR to your SSL provider and that company signs it. You email us back the signed certificate.
  5. We install the certificate and set up some other items on our end, then let you know the domain is ready. The option to enable SSL for the domain will appear on the Domains page in your control panel.
  6. You enable SSL for the domain and wait up to a few hours for the IP change to propagate.

    If you need to redirect all webpages on your domain to the SSL version of your site, create a .htaccess file in the base folder:

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    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteCond %{HTTPS}  off
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$    https://yourdomain/$1 [R=301,L]
    Where "yourdomain" is your domain name (such as

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