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How To Activate Free SSL Certificate - Free Wordpress SSL Setup

Bluehost now provides free SSL certificates for all assigned and parked domain names set up in your account. In most cases, the SSL will automatically assign and install itself to your new and existing domains; however, some customers may need to manually enable the certificate.


To enable the free SSL certificate:

  1. Log into your Bluehost control panel.
  2. Click the My Sites tab from the side navigation menu to the left.
  3. Locate the site you wish to activate the free SSL for, and click Manage button.
  4. Open the Security tab.
  5. Under Security Certificate toggle the Free SSL ON.

Once you've turned the SSL on, it can take a few hours to install and activate. In some situations, we may need you to take action to complete the process. If so, you'll receive an email with instructions.

To disable the free SSL certificate:

  1. Log into your Bluehost control panel.
  2. Click the My Sites tab from the side navigation menu to the left.
  3. Locate the site you wish to activate the free SSL for, and click Manage button.
  4. Open the Security tab.
  5. Under Security Certificate toggle the Free SSL OFF.

Pro Tip: Maximize your security. Upgrade your SSL Certificate to boost your credibility and assure customers you take security seriously.

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