SSL Certs


I have just bought and installed an SSL cert on my site.

When i visit it shows the lock symbol in the address bar. I've also checked that it is installed properly via a few online tools.

I have two queries:

01 - if i just type the name of my site without the https it just goes to http… is this normal… do i need to setup a redirect or some other function to force https... i was under the assumption that once an SSL cert is installed it would use https by default.

02 - when i access my cpanel login, it still has a red line through it, so it seems like the SSL is not processing correctly on my cpanel.

Can anyone advise on the above, thanks in advance.
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Dave HoweConnect With a Mentor Software and Hardware EngineerCommented:
1) that is normal; the web  still defaults to http. you can force a https redirect easily enough, if that's what you want.

2) your cert probably explicitly lists www.domain.tld - cpanel is whm.domain.tld which is presumably why it is claiming the name on the cert and the name you are going to don't match. as nobody but you should be using that url anyhow, it shouldn't be an issue :)
FarWestConnect With a Mentor Commented:
if this is a public site please send real url so I can verify the error with you
it can be the purpose of the certificate or if you purchase (computer, personal, web site)
RedLondonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Installing an SSL cert for Apache works on public websites but not in WHM.  To access https:// on WHM and cPanel you need to install the certificate FOR WHM as well as Apache

Install the SSL cert in WHM using the Manage Service SSL Certificates page inside Service Configuration - see https://YOURSERVER.COM:2087/scripts2/manageservicecrts
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oo7mlAuthor Commented:
Ok cool, thanks guys, this is my domain:
FarWestConnect With a Mentor Commented:
the error reported is for untrusted publisher
the installation of certificate require to install certificate chain to root certificate in you whm subdomain

there is instructions link about that in the link you have sent, although it seems that you have done it to the www correctly
oo7mlAuthor Commented:
Ok, i don't really care too much for the cpanel error as it's not something that my end users see.

What's the best way to force https. Note i am using a wordpress site... so i am sure i could just use a plugin for it.
Dave HoweSoftware and Hardware EngineerCommented: doesn't have the same certificate on it - if you look at you will see that it is using a (different, self signed) cert.
You will need to install your cert on that server
oo7mlAuthor Commented:
ok cool, i'm not going to worry too much about that side of it for now... more focused on getting https forced.
Dave HoweSoftware and Hardware EngineerCommented:
Ah, well, apache has an entire page on that :)
oo7mlAuthor Commented:
Cool, will check it out, thanks.
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