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CharlesM

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You don't really have a dedicated forum section for asking questions, hence why I post this, here.

Are Hawk Host servers going to all transition to HTTPS, from HTTP?

 

 

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Our shared web hosting servers automatically have SSL certificates issued via Let's Encrypt which means every domain with us should have a valid SSL certificate they can use. 

Also a fun fact - we officially sponsor Let's Encrypt - https://letsencrypt.org/sponsors/.

Our internal properties (our main website, support system and client area have always used SSL) will be 100% SSL enabled in the next week or so. We've been migrating  some of our stuff which is why we've held off on that. 

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Do I have to do anything special to make use of this?

Can I just redirect pages via htacess from http to https without doing any other steps?

UPDATE:
When I try to access my site using https://pentolla.com Firefox says this:

Your connection is not secure
The owner of pentolla.com has configured their website improperly.
To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this website.

Learn more…  (link to Mozilla explanatory site)

Report errors like this to help Mozilla identify and block malicious sites
pentolla.com uses an invalid security certificate.
The certificate is only valid for webdisk.pentolla.com
Error code: SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN

Edited by tgonhawk1
Adding test result

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You'll want to login to cPanel for your hosting plan and navigate to the "Let's Encrypt" interface to install your SSL certificates if they aren't being added automatically. Simply re-directing via .htaccess won't work if there isn't an SSL certificate on the domain already.

Our KB article can guide you through this as well: https://support.hawkhost.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/153/0/how-do-i-install-a-lets-encrypt-free-ssl-certificate

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