SSL certificate installed but browsers still say it`s unsecure
I have an ssl certificate but the web browsers still say my site is unsecure. how do I get it to be secured? if I type in https and my domain it comes up as secure. if I just type my domain name it is unsecure. help please
Daniel Fonda: Ok an ssl certificate is something that you set up on your server and you handle the forced redirect via configuration on your server (aka it`s not a code snippet that you just place). I recommend getting in touch with Directnic support staff, I`m pretty sure they`d be happy to set it up for you.
Jason Knott: I did....they told me to look up how to put https on a website
Michael Martinez: What kind of hosting plan do you have (with Directnic)? I or someone else may able to post some directions for you here, or point you to a link that explains how to do it.
Jason Knott: pro hosting plan.....is all I know........ feeling really dumb here .. this shouldn`t be so hard I wouldn`t think
Michael Martinez: You should have access to a Cpanel (control panel) dashboard for your hosting.
There should be a file manager app somewhere in your dashboard that allows you to log into the hosting account`s server files. You`ll have to enable "Show Hidden Files" und…
Jason Knott: I couldn`t find a htacces file......but I did find a redirect tab......could I do a permanent 301 redirect?......
Jason Knott: ok I just did that and it works.....yay......thanks for all the help.....I might not be as dumb as I feel....lol
Michael Martinez: Good. I could have told you how to create an ".htaccess" file but it`s probably better you stick to the dashboard tools as long as they work for you. Being an old command line guy, I have never used that Redirect tool in Cpanel. Should have thought of it, though.