SiteGround SSL setup A-Z guide

One of the best features of SiteGround is that you get a SSL certificate free with any hosting that you purchase. On the StartUp plan, you get one SSL certificate from Let’s Encrypt (a free certificate authority) whereas on the GrowBig plan and the GoGeek plan, you get one premium wildcard SSL for your primary domain followed by any number of Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates. All this is of no use unless you know how to set the SSL up and to achieve that, this is the only SiteGround SSL setup guide that you need.

This post has been written, considering that you have purchased a SiteGround Hosting and are now considering setting up SSL on it. In case you are still considering purchasing it, Fanatic Entrepreneur itself is hosted on SiteGround and it comes recommended. Even WordPress recommends SiteGround.

Since there are two types of SSL provided by SIteGround, this SiteGround SSL setup tutorial will cover both these types of SSL installations.


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Here are the two SiteGround SSL setup guides:

SiteGround SSL setup (Let's Encrypt)

SiteGround SSL setup (Let’s Encrypt)

1. Login to your SiteGround account

On the top right corner of the SiteGround website is the option to login to your SiteGround account. Click that and on the next page, enter your login credentials. You will see a page like this:

 

SiteGround Login Home

Here, click on “My Accounts” tab, which will lead you to another a page.

2. Access the cPanel

Note: This will teach you how to install the Let’s Encrypt SSL, in order to install the premium SSL, scroll down further below to Step 2 Alternative.

For the SiteGround SSL setup, you need to access the cPanel. Click on the red “cPanel” button and it will lead you to the cPanel. In the cPanel, there will be a tab named “SECURITY” as shown below. You may notice that the 5th icon says : “Let’s Encrypt”. That’s where you are supposed to click.

SiteGround ssl setup

3. Setup the SSL certificate credentials

Let’s encrypt has been trying to remove all the hassle from SSL setups and all they need is your email ID.

SiteGround ssl setup credentials

So, select the domain and enter your email. Next, click on install to setup the SSL certificate for your domain on SiteGround.

SiteGround SSL setup (Premium)

SiteGround SSL setup (Premium)

1. Login to your SiteGround account

On the top right corner of the SiteGround website is the option to login to your SiteGround account. Click that and on the next page, enter your login credentials. You will see a page like this:

SiteGround Login Home

Here, click on “My Accounts” tab, which will lead you to another a page.

2. Access the cPanel

Note: This will teach you how to install the Let’s Encrypt SSL, in order to install the premium SSL, scroll down further below to Step 2 Alternative.

For the SiteGround SSL setup, you need to access the cPanel. Click on the red “cPanel” button and it will lead you to the cPanel. In the cPanel, there will be a tab named “SECURITY” as shown below. You may notice that the 3rd icon says : “SSL/TLS Manager”. That’s where you are supposed to click.

SiteGround ssl setup

3. Setup the SSL certificate credentials

Upon clicking the SSL/TLS Manager in order to complete the SiteGround SSL setup, you’ll reach a page that looks something like this. SiteGround already does most of the work for you. All you have to do is make sure everything is in place. There are 4 pages and you just have to double check that everything is in it’s right place. This can be done by matching the keys on all the steps.

SiteGround ssl setup premium
4. Install and Manage SSL (Page 4)

This is where you’ll have to do the task of installing the SSL certificate. Select your domain from the drop-down menu and click on autofill. This will automatically fill in all the fields that will be needed.

SiteGround ssl setup key

Next, click on install. That was pretty easy, wasn’t it?

I hope that this tutorial helped you successfully setup SSL on SiteGround.

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