In this quick-start tutorial you will learn how to configure free, auto-renewing SSL certificates for WordPress websites that are hosted on Google Cloud compute engine using the Click-to-Deploy version of WordPress on Google Cloud.
If you would like to start with this tutorial, you should confirm earlier:
At first, connect with Google Compute main page and click the hamburger bar in the upper left-hand part.
Then go to your Compute Engine, then to VM i/o access your WordPress installation.
Press on the Secure Shell (SSH) button to connect with VM instance.
2. Check Operating System
In that stage you’ve connected to your VM instance, paste the command as per below in your terminal in order to check your operating system. After running the command, take note of the operating system, which is Debian 9.7 (stretch) in this example.
3. Generate Certificate Instructions
you have to back to your web browser and navigate to certbot.eff.org and select Apache from the Software dropdown, then select the correct operating system based on the output from Step 2 – which was Debian 9.7 (stretch) in this example.
4. Install Certbot
After selecting your system specs from the dropdowns, scroll down the page, and copy the command to install Certbot.
Next, go back to your SSH terminal and paste the command that you copied, then press Enter to execute the command.
5. Generate SSL Certificates
Now that you’ve installed Certbot, the next step is to generate the SSL certificates. Return to the certbot.eff.org website and copy the second command.
Back to your SSH terminal and paste the command that you copied in order to go ahead the SSL certificates, then press Enter button.
Now that you’ve pasted the certificate issuing command, you will be prompted with a series of questions. Answer the questions according to the the numbers in the image above, making sure to replace [email protected] with your own email address, and 1pagezen.com with your own domain name.
6. Restart Apache Server
Due to the certificate changes to take effect, you need to update you Apache server by executing the following command:
7. Update WordPress URLs
You need to go through with your browser, enter the URL to your WordPress dashboard (with https://).
Here you need to Log in to your WordPress account, then navigate to Settings > General, and replace your present domain name with the https:// version – with or without www. infront. Then, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Save Changes button for the next step.