Installing the SSL Certificate on your FranTech Website

An error message caused by an incorrectly installed SSL certificate
Trying to install an SSL certificate willy-nilly can cause issues
  • FranTech should have sent you an email after your hosting account was set up containing information about your account. Go open that email in a different tab in your browser because we will need to reference it shortly.
  • Access to your account where you registered your domain name. In this example, I’ll be showing you Namecheap.com.
  1. Go to your domain registration site and login to your account (again, I’ll be showing Namecheap.com for this example).
Namecheaps’ nameservers configuration section
Find your applicable “nameservers” section
Namecheap’s DNS options
Select “Custom DNS”
The nameservers provided by Frantech
These are the nameservers you need to add
The nameservers added to your domain registrar’s records
Enter the nameservers and be sure to save it (the green checkmark on the right)
Two domains — one having SSL installed and the other not having SSL installed
Green padlock = SSL installed; Red padlock = No SSL Installed
Left panel where cPanel is located
Click “Login to cPanel”
The cPanel Lets Encrypt™ button
Click the “Lets Encrypt™ SSL” button
The issue new certificate button
Click the “+ Issue” button on the right
The Issue/Issue (Dry Run) buttons
Click Issue (Dry Run)
The notification for when the SSL dry run completes successfully
The SSL success notification
SSL Certificate installed
Showing the SSL is installed on the Services page
Green padlock = SSL
The File Manager icon in cPanel
The Settings menu where to enable showing hidden files
Settings -> Check Show Hidden Files -> Save
The directory tree of the site
Click public_html to view its contents
  • Click the “+ File” button at the top of the screen to create it. Name the file “.htaccess” (without the quotes) and click “Create New File.” Be sure this file is located within the “public_html” directory
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI}
An example of the htaccess file that already contains WordPress code
An image of the code and the save changes button
Be sure to click the “Save Changes” button at the top

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