Hello

I am a non-coder. Is there an easy way to activate https instead of http for a specific droplet with an assigned domain?

Thanks for help

Thomas

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Hello, @thomasengel

What you can do is install an SSL Certificate for your domain name. You can check these articles here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-secure-nginx-with-let-s-encrypt-on-ubuntu-20-04

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-secure-apache-with-let-s-encrypt-on-ubuntu-20-04

However, an easier option will be to use CloudFlare to manage the DNS for your domain name as this will give you to option to use SSL, e.g route the traffic via HTTPS instead of HTTP.

Regards,
Alex

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