How to configure and force SSL use in PHPFox

Review on how to force SSL use on your PHPFox website

This tutorial will review the process of forcing SSL redirect on certain pages on your website, such as registration, login, etc.

 

Step 1Dedicated SSL certificate

The first step of the process is to ensure that you have a valid SSL certificate installed on your domain. You can confirm that with the use of an online SSL checker, such as the one available here

 

SSL Certificate

If you do not have a valid SSL certificate, you will have to purchase one for your website. For existing FastComet clients, you can get such a certificate via your Client Area.

 

If you purchase an SSL certificate through FastComet, you will be contacted shortly to discuss the best convenient time for the actual installation.

 

Step 2 Force SSL

PHPFox automatically detects the SSL certificate on your domain and you will be able to access your website via both the http and https protocol. However, you can also force SSL use on your entire website and to achieve that, you need to access your website as administrator and then click on the AdminCP button at the top-right corner.

 

Access administrative panel in PHPFox

 

Click on the Settings tab from the top menu and then Manage Settings.

 

Access the Manage Settings manager in PHPFox

 

Locate the Global Settings section and then click on Server Settings.

 

Access the server settings in PHPFox

 

Scroll down to the Secure Pages with HTTPS and choose True from the drop-down box.

 

Force SSL use in PHPFox

 

Click on the Submit button to keep the changes.