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How to Install SSL on your Joomla Site

February 15, 2018

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There are a lot of ways that bring extra functionality and improvements to a CMS like Joomla. In a previous post, I explained the process of installing a Joomla module, this time I’ll show you how to install SSL on Joomla.

install ssl on joomla

SSL protocol is becoming increasingly important for websites in 2018. And it’s not just good for security reasons but also from the SEO perspective, since Google gives preference to sites with HTTPs in its indexing.

Installing SSL on Joomla manually can be a challenge and you might risk spending time on the technical details. To save you the time and effort, I’ll show you how to enable SSL on your Joomla site via Cloudways.

The good thing about Cloudways is that it provides you with all the major features through the 1-Click functionality, including the installation of SSL on Joomla. Cloudways has integrated Let’s Encrypt SSL, which is free of cost, easy to integrate, and auto-renewable. It curtails your concerns by giving you a trusted certificate that fulfills all your HTTPS requirements.

Cloudways platform is easy-to-use and convenient, making it easy to launch your server and make the most of advanced technologies and features without any hassle.

So, without further ado, let’s get into it.

How to Enable SSL on Server

Login to your Cloudways server and navigate to the application for which you wish to enable SSL.

Next, navigate to SSL Certificate from the toolbar on the left.

Once you’re in the SSL Certificate screen, you can add SSL by entering your email and the domain for which you want SSL to be enabled.

That’s it for the server part! Now, we will enable SSL from inside our Joomla site.

How to Enable SSL on Joomla Site

Now, login to your Joomla admin panel and navigate to System -> Global Configuration. Go to the server tab and from the drop-down list besides Force HTTPS, select Entire Site and Save your changes.


That’s it! You’ve successfully configured SSL on your Joomla site. Hope you found this post useful. If you have any queries, please leave a comment and I’ll get back to you.

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Hamza Zia

Hamza is a Drupal Community Manager at Cloudways - A Managed Drupal Hosting Platform. He loves to write about Drupal and related topics. During his free time, he can be seen obsessing over Football, Cars, Android and Gaming.

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