How to protect a website/droplet with HTTPS
Anyone here ever use the Lets Encrypt Digital Ocean feature? I have deployed a website on a Digital Ocean droplet that listens on port 80, i.e. vanilla HTTP. I would like to protect the website using HTTPS, and it seemed like this would be a simple process using DO’s Let’s Encrypt integration under the Security -> Certificates section. It was as simple as…
- Click on “Add Certificate”
- Select the domain name of my website… testingtestingmiccheck123.com
- Click on “Generate Certificate”
However, after doing this simple process, my website is still being served over HTTP. Am I doing something wrong here? Is this not actually what this feature of DO was intended to be used for?
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.