SSL Certificate for redirected domain


I successfully moved my website from Hostgator to DigitalOcean redirecting the domain to DO servers. I then installed Wordpress and everything works fine. Now I would like to add a SSL certificate to my new website. How can I do it? Will I simply need to edit the .htaccess file in order to add the “https” line? Do I need to buy a certificate from Hostgator? as far as I can see another website I hosted on their server has the “https” but I did not buy any additional certificate (so I guess it was included). My droplet has installed Ubuntu 18.04.

Thanks in advance for the answers.


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January 28, 2019
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Great question. This can be done at no cost to you, by using LetsEncrypt. The steps here are going to be a bit relative, but I’ll share with you my method for finding the steps. I Google search this formula:

Distro + Web server + LetsEncrypt


Ubuntu 18 Apache LetsEncrypt

Here are a couple of possible tutorials:


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