How to Secure Your Domain with Let's Encrypt SSL Certificate in Plesk

  • April 24, 2024

In today's digital landscape, ensuring the security of your website is paramount. One of the most effective ways to enhance security is by encrypting the connection between your website and its visitors using SSL/TLS certificates. Let's Encrypt, a free and open certificate authority, provides an easy and cost-effective solution for securing your domain. In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of securing your domain with Let's Encrypt SSL certificate using Plesk, a popular web hosting control panel.

Step 1: Log in to Plesk Control Panel

  1. Open your web browser and navigate to the Plesk Control Panel
  2. Enter your username and password to log in to your Plesk account.

Step 2: Access the Domains Section

  1. Once logged in, you will be directed to the Plesk Control Panel dashboard.
  2. Look for the "Domains" section in the navigation menu on the left-hand side of the screen.
  3. Click on "Domains" to expand the options.

Step 3: Select the Domain to Secure

  1. Within the "Domains" section, locate and click on the domain you want to secure with Let's Encrypt SSL certificate.

Step 4: Navigate to SSL/TLS Certificates

  1. After selecting the domain, scroll down the page until you find the "SSL/TLS Certificates" option.
  2. Click on "SSL/TLS Certificates" to access the SSL/TLS settings for the selected domain.

Step 5: Add Let's Encrypt SSL Certificate

  1. In the SSL/TLS Certificates section, click on the "Get it free" button next to "Let's Encrypt."
  2. A new window or form will appear, allowing you to configure the Let's Encrypt SSL certificate for your domain.
  3. Review the settings, including the domain name and additional options such as securing the www subdomain.
  4. Click on the "Install" or "Secure" button to initiate the installation process.

Step 6: Verify Installation

  1. Once the installation process is complete, you will receive a confirmation message indicating that the Let's Encrypt SSL certificate has been successfully installed for your domain.
  2. You can verify the installation by visiting your website using HTTPS:// in the URL. A padlock icon should appear in the address bar, indicating that the connection is secure.

Step 7: Configure HTTPS Settings (Optional)

  1. To ensure that visitors are always redirected to the secure HTTPS version of your website, you can configure HTTPS settings.
  2. In the Plesk Control Panel, navigate to the "Hosting Settings" or "Web Hosting Access" section for your domain.
  3. Check the box next to "Permanent SEO-safe 301 redirect from HTTP to HTTPS" or similar options.
  4. Click on the "OK" or "Apply" button to save the changes.


Securing your domain with a Let's Encrypt SSL certificate in Plesk is a straightforward process that helps protect your website and your visitors' data. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can quickly and easily encrypt the connection to your website, enhancing security and instilling trust in your visitors. Take the proactive step today to secure your domain with Let's Encrypt SSL certificate and enjoy the benefits of a safer online experience.

If you encounter any difficulties during the process or require further assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to our support team at [email protected]. We're here to help you ensure the smooth and secure operation of your website. Take the proactive step today to secure your domain with Let's Encrypt SSL certificate and enjoy the benefits of a safer online experience.

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