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How to get Green Padlock in Website for free ( Free SSL Certificate 2018)

Get green padlock in website for free

Google decides to mark Http website or website with no green padlock website as not secure. So it’s now compulsion for website to add SSL certificate in website. There are many websites that provide SSL certificate from 4$ – 10$. If you can pay this money but there is no problem for you but if you cant pay it then this article for you. In this article we will be taking about how to get green padlock in website for free. Follow this article carefully and by the end of this article you will get green padlock in website for free.

NOTE: You need to have Control Panel access in your website or access to file manager

Steps to get Green Padlock in Website for free

Step 1:

Go to website called SSL for Free. And add your website address there then click on Create Free SSL certificate.

Get green padlock in website for free

Step 2:

After Clicking on Create free SSL Certificate it request you to verify the ownership of the domain. There simply click on Manual Verification.

Get free green padlock in website for free

For the verification of domain Click on Manual Verify domain.It will give you two files named: Download Fie #1 and Download file #2. Download these two files on your computer. Now login to your control panel or file manager and create folder named “.well-known” then create another folder named “acme-challenge” inside the .well-known folder. Then upload the two files that you have downloaded to “/public_html/.well-known/acme-challenge”.

Get green padlock on website for free

Step 3:

After Uploading file move back to SSL for free website and click on Download SSL Certificate.

Step 4:

Clicking on Download Certificate it will generate SSL Certificate, Private Key and CA bundle.

Step 5:

Now it time to install the certificate in our domain. For this go back to your control panel and find Some thing like SSL and click it. It will then ask you to choose domain and enter the SSL Certificate, Private Key and CA bundle. Simply select your domain where you want to get green padlock and paste SSL Certificate, Private Key and CA bundle which we have generate in step 4.

Now Simply Click on Install. And now you will get Green padlock on website for free.

If you want to redirect user to https:// from http:// there there must be a button called force https in your cpanel. If you cant get that button simply add this code to your .htaccess file

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !on
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/[0-9]+\..+\.cpaneldcv$
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/\.well-known/pki-validation/[A-F0-9]{32}\.txt(?:\ Comodo\ DCV)?$
RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI}

Note: This SSL will expire in 90 days so you must add another SSL certificate before 90 days. You can do that by simply following this step again.

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the authorABHIYAN
Abhiyan Chhetri is a cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Abhiyan is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.