We are truly excited to announce that VPSrobots 2.0.0 beta is released. In this release, VPSrobots comes with a newly redesigned interface and a number of impressive features including one-click installation and auto-renewal of Let’s Encrypt SSL.
Nowadays, Google is forcing all site owners to install SSL certificate for their websites. If a website isn’t protected with an SSL certificate, it will be displayed a ‘Not Secure’ label in the URL bar. Furthermore, HTTPS is one of Google ranking factors. Thus, SSL certificate is needed by all websites, no longer reserved for only e-commerce and enterprise sites.
As a new Certificate Authority (CA), Let’s Encrypt offers a free SSL certificate that is just as secure as paid certificate, which makes it most popular, especially for personal websites. We all know SSL certificate generated by Let’s Encrypt are valid for 90 days. So being a tool for managing website, VPSrobots is designed with an ability to install and auto-renew Let’s Encrypt SSL with one click, which takes the burden off for system administrators manually handling the SSL certificate installation and renewals.
Words are cheap. Let’s take a look at how to implement one-click installation and auto-renewal of Let’s Encrypt SSL.
Step 1. Access your server with VPSrobots. After logging in server, click Website option on the left side main menu and click Add a website to the list button. On Create website page, scan your server to take over the existing websites. Once clicking Scan Existing Website button, the existing websites will be listed on the left in a few seconds. Then select your website and add it to the website list by clicking Add Website button.
Step 2. After the added website is displayed in the website list, click gear icon to open website setting page.
Step 3. On website setting page, click SSL Deployment option on the left side navigation menu. On SSL Deployment page, a valid email address is required and you select the following options for depending on your needs. Lastly, click Let’s Encrypt button to start the installation of SSL certificate.
Step 4. Once click Let’s Encrypt button, the SSL deployment will be completed quickly. There are two options for the renewal. To click Renew Now button next to auto-renew status to complete the renewal manually, or click Enable button to renew it automatically. There is Remove SSL button which is designed to remove the current Let’s Encrypt SSL from your website if you intend to switch to the premium SSL certificate in future.
Getting through the above mentioned steps, you found that it is really easy to install and renew Let’s Encrypt SSL by using VPSrobots. You may be interested in the following hand-picked article: