In order to use SSL on your site you will need to update the website’s Address to use https.  How to do this varies depending on the CMS in use, instructions can be found below for the most popular CMS’s as well as instructions on how to do this via your website’s .htaccess file.

WordPress

In order update the website address within WordPress you will first need to login to your WordPress admin section via this URL :

http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin. From here go to Settings and click on General. There will be two fields that need an updated, WordPress Address and Site Address. Change these from http to https and click save changes.

Now your site will load over https going forward.

Joomla

In order to use SSL with Joomla you will need to login to your administrative section using this URL :

http://yourdomain.com/administrator. From here click on Global Configuration on the left hand menu. Next click on the Tab for Server on the top of this page. Under the server settings header on this page there will be an option for Force SSL, enable this and click the Save button on the top left of the page

Magento

 

In order to use SSL with Magento you will need to login to your admin section using this URL :  http://yourdomain.com/admin . From here click on STORES, and then click Configuration. Under GENERAL, click Web. Click Base URLs (Secure). To make all storefront pages accessible only when using SSL, in the Use Secure URLs on Storefront list box, select Yes. To make the administration interface accessible only when using SSL, in the Use Secure URLs in Admin list box, select Yes.

 

Enable SSL via .htaccess file

If you’re not using a CMS you can enable SSL via the .htaccess. For this you will need to login to your cPanel account using http://yourdomain.com/cpanel and from here go tot the File manager. Next click on Public_html and on the top right of the page click on the setting cog wheel and tick the option “Show hidden files”. You will now see the .htaccess file if one is present or you can create this file otherwise.

Once you have located the file right click on it and click edit. Next use the code given below to ensure all traffic is redirected over https.

 

RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80

RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.yourdomain.com/$1 [R,L]