Monday, 14 January 2019

Set Up Free SSL Certificate for WordPress on Bluehost (Step-by-Step Guide)

Set Up Free SSL Certificate for WordPress on Bluehost (Step-by-Step Guide)


SSL Certificate is the best way to build secure communication between your site and an internet browser. After setting up the site on Bluehost Hosting, the very next step is to set up Free SSL Certificate provided by Bluehost.

In this article, we will provide the step-by-guide to set up free SSL on Bluehost.








Before getting started, make sure you have login into Bluehost Hosting Dashboard. If you have not configured your site with Bluehost then refer to our Guide to Configure WordPress Site in Bluehost. Also, read our full Review on Bluehost Hosting and why you should choose Bluehost as your hosting provider.



Steps to Set Up Free SSL on Bluehost

These are three steps required to set up free SSL on Bluehost hosting.
  1. Navigating to Security Setting in Bluehost Dashboard
  2. Enabling Free SSL certificate
  3. Wait for Activation of SSL Certificate

1.Navigating to Security Setting in Bluehost Dashboard

The very first step is to login into your Bluehost Dashboard. You can navigate to Bluehost Dashboard by entering https://my.bluehost.com on your web browser.




Choose My Sites from the left sidebar menu
bluehost my sites
Hover over your WordPress site in which you want to set up an SSL certificate and click on Manage Site.
bluehost manage sites

Next, Choose the Security tab from the top of the next page.
bluehost enable free ssl

2.Enabling Free SSL certificate

On the security settings page, click on button behind Free SSL certificate to activate.

3. Wait for Activation of SSL Certificate

After enabling Free SSL Setting you may receive an email for verification and confirmation. Verify your Mail and then you will see Free SSL Setting Pending Status


SSL Activation may take up to 12 hours to wait for Some time and refresh your website. Also clear cache from your browser and WordPress caching plugins.

Conclusion

In this tutorial, you have learned to enable Free SSL Certificate on Bluehost. If you are facing any problem then please comment down below.

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