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Creating Subdomains On Siteground Using SSL

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Creating Subdomains On Siteground Using SSL

Are you using SiteGround to deliver your websites? Creating subdomains on Siteground using SSL require an additional step prior to installing WordPress.

Siteground is providing free SSL through their Let’s Encrypt option. I have to admit, if you have never installed an SSL certificate before, they have made it pretty straight forward and simplified.

For those who have subdomains set up, or if you are thinking of setting one up, you need to be aware that if you do not set up your SSL prior to installing the WordPress software, you will receive a 404 Error.

You can prevent this fairly easy. So after you create your sub domain, you will want to proceed to the area in cPanel and look for the “Let’s Encrypt” icon on your cPanel home screen.

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From there, once you have clicked on the icon, it’s going to ask you which domain or sub domain you are wishing to encrypt. Select the one that is applies to you.

Once the process has completed, then you can choose to install the WordPress software using the Softaculous installer, make sure when you choose from the drop down menu that your sub domain begins with the https://

Connecting Existing Domains or Subdomains

Creating SSL certificates on existing domains and subdomains couldn’t have been made any easier than what the amazing team at SiteGround has provided.

You can watch the video below for a detailed step-by-step version on how to achieve this. As Google is changing their algorithms soon that deals with a site’s rankings based on having as SSL certificate, take time to familiarize yourself with the process and start encrypting your sites today.

 

 

Staying Current With Google Compliance

Obviously, staying current with how Google ranks websites for both performance and compliance is a full-time job. However, ensuring that your site is compliant by implementing an SSL Certificate has never been easier.

Just to see how easy it was, I went ahead and created a new sub domain, added my “Let’s Encrypt” SSL Certificate to it, then added to the WordPress software. The entire process took a total of 8 minutes in time.

Not only does this help you in your site’s rankings, but the added level of protection is an added bonus.

Go ahead and start encrypting your site today.

 

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