Using SSL

Having an SSL certificate (i.e. https in your site URL) is becoming not only more popular, but more commonly recommended for sites of all types. This is especially important for online-stores/eCommerce sites, or sites that ask visitors to submit personal information.

Google has actually started using HTTPS as a ranking signal in their search algorithm ( https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2014/08/https-as-ranking-signal.html). Currently the SEO impact of running your site with HTTPS is relatively small, although this could very well change in the future.

At TitanHost, we make it easy to add HTTPS to any of your sites you host with us. All TitanHost accounts include the ability to receive a free SSL certificate for each domain that is pointing to our platform. This means that you could have multiple domains all pointing to the same installation and you'd be able to get a free SSL certificate for each one.

Getting an SSL certificate for your domain(s)

This is the easy part. Our platform automatically checks for domains you add to your account and verifies if the system has already generated them an SSL. If there isn't an SSL present, one will be generated as long as the domain actually points to our platform.

Setup Steps

  1. Create your new addon domain
  2. Point your new addon domain to TitanHost

There is a server program called AutoSSL that will check for domains that need an SSL, and if it sees the domain is pointed to TitanHost, the SSL will be queued up for issue. This process is usually fast, but may take up to 24 hours or so to complete.

Once the SSL is issued, you can start using the HTTPS variant of your domain at your convenience (or never, if that's what you decide).

Example: 

Max adds a new addon domain in his cPanel account and then changes his nameservers to the TitanHost nameservers. Now his domain is added in the system and its traffic is coming to TitanHost. AutoSSL (the backend mechanism that checks these things) sees the new domain doesn't yet have an SSL certificate, so it puts a new one in the queue.

 Next Steps

Setting up HTTPS in your WordPress site


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