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Hello Hello. Is there a quick and easy way to add SSL to a Wordpress site?

Posted October 12, 2018 884 views
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If not, why not? I would imagine this to be a very trivial addition and something that many people would find INCREDIBLY useful.

Just a simple button to add a free Let’s Encrypt cert would be AMAZING.

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Here’s the why not: DO has no access to your droplet. And even if they did, can you imagine them having to figure out how each one of their customer has configured WordPress, under which directory, using which web server, on and on.

However, I think this should be implemented outside the droplet. Perhaps at the LB level where SSL termination should be done and all you have to do is run a “One-Click Install LB WordPress SSL.” This is straight forward to implement IMHO. The only downside is that the communication between the LB and the droplet would be in the clear. So this carries the assumption that DO’s internal network cannot be man-in-the-middle’d

Thank you for your answer. I am wondering how ServerPilot does this. It’s just one click and 14 seconds later it just magically works.

Additionally since %99.99 of Wordpress installs are generally the same “And even if they did, can you imagine them having to figure out how each one of their customer has configured WordPress, under which directory, using which web server, on and on.” wouldn’t really be that much of an issue.

Cheers from Bulgaria.

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