Newbie here with WP site hosted by


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Beyond the couple of questions above I answered first I will apologize if this has been answered before but after reading awhile it all looks the same to me so a fresh question and answer for me is best. So in advance I thank whomever is willing to help me.

I am a novice at website anything. I take care of my own website and do ok. This is way out of my league but I am savvy enough to figure it out or be instructed.

I see the importance of needing to go from http to https. I’d like to set Let’s encrypt up on my site but it seems ipage does not support it.

Where am I to put the coding I found for certbot to start this process? Can anyone simplify all the instructions for me without me spending a day jumping from page to page for instructions?



From what I can read ( ) ipage only support their own free shared certificate or certificates they sell.

So you can obtain a Let’s Encrypt certificate, but I don’t think iPage will install it or enable you to install it.


If Ipage had a free one I’d install it but they don’t. Thank you though.


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