How do I force an SSL certificate ?

Once you have issued a SSL certificate in cPanel under 'Lets Encrypt', your website will not automatically always use SSL/HTTPS, it will default to using HTTP protocal only.

To force your website to use SSL/HTTPS, add the following to a file called ".htaccess" in your website's root directory:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

If you can not find the ".htaccess file, turn on hidden files within the file manager by clicking on the cog icon at the top right hand side.
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