Help getting SSL to work

Posted January 18, 2020 1.3k views
WordPressUbuntu 18.04

Hi, I did a WordPress on Ubuntu 18.04 droplet. I just did the normal install, got into the dashboard, and the site works but only over HTTP. I did go to my security under account and add a certificate, and on install of the WP it also asked and I had said yes. Still my site won’t work under HTTPS, is this just a waiting issue or did I miss something?

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Hello, @jarnold910

Could you please let me know what you’ve done on your droplet? Have you uploaded the SSL files and updated the Apache/Nginx virtual hosts in order to load the SSL certificate files.

You will also need to make sure that port 443 is open and that Apache/Nginx is listening on it as well.

You can check this tutorial as you might find it useful:

Let me know how it goes.


by Mitchell Anicas
This tutorial will show you how to acquire and install an SSL certificate from a trusted, commercial Certificate Authority (CA). SSL certificates allow web servers to encrypt their traffic, and also offer a mechanism to validate server identities to their visitors. The...
  • Unfortunately, this is all gibberish to me. I don’t really understand servers well so I assume I just did not do the setup correctly..

    All I did was the initial install with WordPress on Ubuntu18.04 and then pointed my domain, and from the DO dashboard I created the SSL in the security area.

    I did install nginx but didn’t do server blocks because my site was created to be up and running I didn’t know where my actual files are as of now