Most modern browsers will block websites not using “HTTPS” security. Here’s how to set SSL to use HTTPS for your website.
Do not do this step until your domain has fully propagated.
When logged in to ISPmanager, navigate to www > www-domains.
Select the domain that you want to enable SSL for and click Edit.
Select “Secure Connection (SSL)”, “Redirect HTTP-requests to HTTPS,” and choose the type of SSL certificate. We chose “Let’s Encrypt” for this tutorial and recommend that.
Click “Ok” when done.
If you chose Let’s Encrypt, you’ll be brought to a page for more details. If everything looks ok, click “Ok” or change what you want to change and then click “Ok.” Please note that this is not instant and can take 15-30 minutes to finish setting up on your site after activation.
If Your SSL Expires
Follow these steps if your SSL certificate expires. 1. Log in to ISPmanager. 2. From the menu go to “ww-domains” and click the “Edit” button. 3. Disable “SSL” and save. 4. From the menu go to “SSL Ceertificates.” 5. Select the certificate and click the “delete” button. 6. Click the “LetsEncrypt” button. 7. The fields are auto-filled, then click “OK”.
In order to have your website online, you’ll need to add it to the ISPmanager control panel.
Once logged in to the ISPmanager panel, navigate to “Sites” in the left menu.
At the top of the domain list on the right, click “Create Website.”
Enter your domain name and the rest of the fields will auto-populate after a few seconds. Be sure to enter the Administrator email if the one shown is not correct. Do not set the SSL at this step as the NS has to propagate first.Do not enable DDoS protection.
3. You’ll be brought to the Softaculous page that lists all of the available software that you can install.
4. Choose the software you want to install. For this tutorial, we’ll install WordPress.
5. Hover the mouse over the WordPress icon and click “Install.”
6. Choose the software setup you want. We recommend keeping it https secure. To install in the root (public_html) which is recommended, delete “wp” from the “In Directory” line, leaving it blank. When choosing the domain, be extra careful to choose the right one if you have more than one domain on the server.
7. Enter your site name and description.
8. Add your admin details. We recommend clicking to generate a random password. Be sure to copy down the details.
9. Choose your language and select your plugins.
10. To setup the database with the install, click Advanced Options. You can select for WordPress, plugins and themes to automatically update if you want to save the hassle of upgrading each time there’s a release.
Do not select the automatic backups. You already have free offsite backups with BryZar hosting. Setting the backup setting here can cause issues with your server or corrupt backups.
Before clicking Install, be sure to fill in an email for the details to be sent.
After clicking Install, it will take a few minutes for the software to download to the server. You’ll see a success message once install completes.