How do I install my free SSL certificate?
As part of your Website Builder package, you’ll receive a free SSL certificate, which will be activated once you’ve added a domain to your package and published your website.
This certificate is an excellent way of gaining your customers’ trust, especially if you have an Online Shop, as they will immediately see that your site is secure and will be more likely to use your services.
This list of step-by-step instructions will show you how to do this.
Please note: this free SSL certificate will only cover 1 website that has been created using our Website Builder tool.
Start by logging in to your 123 Reg control panel. From there, scroll down to the Create your Website section and select Manage.
Here you’ll see a list of your current Website Builder packages. Make sure that your site has a domain assigned to it.
If it does, simply click Login and proceed to step 5. If it doesn’t, click the ‘Assign domain’ text and continue to step 3.
From there, a drop-down menu featuring all your domains will appear. Select the domain you wish to associate with your site and then click the tick icon alongside it to confirm this choice.
You will then receive a confirmation message acknowledging that this domain has been updated. Now click Login to access your package.
Set up your website exactly how you want it by including your own images, videos, text, social media links and more. Once you’re happy with it, select the Publish button in the top right-hand corner.
Don’t worry if you need to make future changes to your site, as you can republish your website at any time.
You will then receive a Congratulations message confirming that your site has been published. Your SSL certificate will be automatically attached to your site.
You’ll know once your certificate has been published as a ‘Secure’ padlock icon will appear alongside your website’s URL in your browser.