How to Enable SSL in AbanteCart

Posted on January 28th, 2017

SSL certificate protects the data of your visitors by encrypting the communication between the browser and the server. Without the SSL certificate, all the data moving from browser to server and visa-versa is in plain text. SSL certificate has also become one of the most important ranking factor.

If you do not have an SSL certificate, you can easily create one using Certbot or online SSL certificate generator tools. Nowadays, You can issue SSL certificate for your websites for Free using Certbot. For this tutorial to work, make sure you have an SSL certificate installed on your server.

If you are not using the latest version of Abantecart, You can still follow this tutorial but the last step is a little bit different. If you are using older versions of Abantecart, You will get a switch to turn on and off the SSL certificate.

In this tutorial, I will show you How to enable SSL certificate on the AbanteCart store. So, Let’s get started.

Enable SSL in AbanteCart

Step 1: Log in to the admin panel of your AbanteCart store.

Step 2: Click on the “System -> Settings -> Store Details” option from the left sidebar.

Enable SSL in AbanteCart  - Step 1 and 2

On this page, you will see a form to update all the basic settings of your store.

Note: If you are using one of the older versions of AbanteCart, You will see a switch to turn on/off the SSL certificate.

Step 3: Change store URL type to “https” and Secure Store URL type to “https”.

Enable SSL in AbanteCart - Step 3

Step 4: Click on the “Save” button given at the bottom of the page to apply changes.

Enable SSL in AbanteCart - Step 4

So, this is how you can enable SSL certificate in AbanteCart. We hope this tutorial was helpful for you. If you are facing any issue while installing SSL certificate on your site, please let us know in the comment section. We are happy to help!

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