To the experts here: First, I apologize for being so “wordy”, but I figure the more info I can provide the better.
I am not an expert and on my own struggling with this,I finally turned here for help. I am hoping that perhaps someone can offer guidance and advice.
I would really appreciate it. So, therefore, I speak with a lot of ignorance of SSL and TLS, Shells, etc.
I asked my host (Hawk Host) to set me up with SSL and they suggested the Let’s Encrypt and they installed it for me. I can go to my cPanel at the SSL management icon and I can see all the URL’s listed has a padlock. I also see these three sets of items:
- Certificate: (CRT)
- Private Key (KEY)
- Certificate Authority Bundle: (CABUNDLE)
and also listed are the padlocked URLs
(even though sadly, I do not understand all of this at this time)
The support at Hawk Host ran whynopadlock for me and sent me the results. It had a huge list of items that needed attention and as I read the error, I figured out intuitively that all the links that were embedded all through-out my site had http://shipsofscale/…
and I realized that perhaps, I needed to change ALL of those http into https - - and I did.
I ran the whynopadlock again and it all was clear no errors. I attached what I think is a link to the results page.
Now, after this, I come here to find out, what am I doing wrong ?
First, I have an assumption.
I assume that if I enter shipsofscale.com in the address bar, that my site will come up with the green padlock and the URL will change over to https://shipsofscale.com but it does not. On all browsers such as FF, Opera, MSIE, they all show that this site is unsecured.
So, in my logic, I am thinking that somehow there needs to be a redirect or some type of instruction set that will tell the browser to change to the secured https version.
The whynopadlock suggested adding a few lines of code into the .htaccess page and I tried that with no success, but, that was before I cleaned up my site pages. I used cPanel using the MultiPHP INI Editor. However, since my site has cleaned up according to whynopadlock, I have not tried to enter that code again.
I am wondering if I should try that code again since I do not have any errors, but I would like to see what is suggested here first.
My domain is:http://www.shipsofscale.com
I ran this command:
It produced this output:
My web server is (include version): LiteSpeed
The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Linux
My hosting provider, if applicable, is: Hawk Host
I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don’t know): I don’t know, but I have cPanel and it has SSH access, but I do not know how to use it nor set it up.
I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel): Yes, cPanel
thank you kindly
Ships of Scale