Forcing HTTPS for WordPress

You can use the WordPress section of the hosting control panel to force HTTPS for a WordPress installation by following the steps below:

1. Open the Manage WordPress installations subsection.

2. Find the WordPress installation in the list and click on the Edit Edit icon for it. This will take you to the management page for the WordPress installation.

3. Check the Yes checkbox for Use HTTPS


4. Click on the Change button.

It is only possible to force HTTPS for a WordPress installation if there is a valid SSL certificate installed for the host. You can enable a free Let's Encrypt certificate with a single click using the SSL/HTTPS -> Let's Encrypt certificates section of the control panel as described here.

When you force HTTPS for WordPress, the tool performs the following actions:

  • Changes the Site URL (WordPress Address) setting.
  • Changes the Home (Site Address) setting.
  • Performs search and replace in the database, replacing the current address with the new address.