To add an SSL certificate to your domain or subdomains go to the resource Settings and click Edit in "SSL Certificate" section.
You can add Let's Encrypt or Custom certificate, or refuse adding a certificate (None).
There is no SSL certificate, the content is delivered via HTTP.
It is a paid option, to activate it, please, contact the support team.
If you choose this option we will request an SSL certificate for your domain name and will be regularly renewing it automatically. To obtain the certificate we have to show to the certificate authority that our server controls your domain. One of the ways to do that is an A-record. So for us to have a certificate issued for your domain you have to change an A-record in your DNS settings and point your domain name to the protected IP address. Keep in mind that once the A-record has been changed it takes time for the DNS servers to renew their cache (depends on the TTL setting). If some old records are still circulating the certificate authority might not see that your domain name is pointed to our IP and deny the certificate issue. The disadvantage is that for the time spent on issuing the certificate the website would only be available via HTTP.
Once the SSL certificate is issued we will automatically renew it if you keep the Let's Encrypt option enabled in the Control Panel.
If you decide to stop using Let's Encrypt certificate and switch settings to None, we will stop renewing the certificate but the previously issued one will stay active until its expiration date.
How to start using Let's Encrypt right away. To avoid a period when your website will only be available via HTTP use these guideline:
Once you change the settings we will issue a new Let's Encrypt certificate for your resource and will regularly renew it.
Don't forget to update certificates of this type.
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