How can i park a domain and enable ssl on it

Posted November 27, 2021 106 views
UbuntuLet's EncryptDigitalOcean Droplets

I am setting up a short URL service( with a custom short domain(ab.c). To use a custom short domain, I need to park it and enable SSL. I have tried to enable SSL from setting->security but SSL still not appearing.

Please help to setup custom short domain with SSL

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Submit an Answer
1 answer


The managed SSL certificates via the DigitalOcean control panel are mainly intended to be used with the Managed Load Balancers.

In your case, I could suggest two options:

  • Create a Droplet with Nginx via this link here:

Then follow the steps here on how to get a free SSL certificate:

  • Alternatively, what you could do is add your domain name to Cloudflare and that way you would get a free SSL certificate automatically through them directly.

Hope that this helps.

by Brian Boucheron
Let's Encrypt is a Certificate Authority (CA) that provides an easy way to obtain and install free TLS/SSL certificates, thereby enabling encrypted HTTPS on web servers. It simplifies the process by providing a software client, Certbot, that attempts to automate most (if not all) of the required steps. In this tutorial, you will use Certbot to obtain a free SSL certificate for Nginx on Ubuntu 20.04, and set up your certificate to renew automatically.