SSL questions


A step-by-step guide on how to fix the ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR message. This is typically due to a cached SSL state or misconfigured certificate.

How SSL Works and Why It’s Important

Wondering how SSL works? In this entry, we'll tell you what it means, what it does, and why it's important to create a safe, secure web.

SSL Check – How to Verify Your SSL Certificate

After you install an SSL certificate on your web server, you should always run an SSL check to verify that everything is setup correctly.

HSTS – How to Use HTTP Strict Transport Security

Implementing the HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security) header on your web server can help prevent man-in-the-middle attacks and cookie hijacking.

How to Redirect HTTP to HTTPS in WordPress

More and more people are migrating to HTTPS due to better security, SEO, and performance. Follow our tutorial on how to redirect HTTP to HTTPS in W...

Do you support HTTP/2 (HTTP2)?

Our FAQ on HTTP/2 can be found here.

How to Install SSL Certificate on Your WordPress Site

Check out our tutorial on how to install SSL certificate on your WordPress site. This will enable HTTPS and prevent data from passing in plain text.

What Is Your Server Type for SSL? My SSL Provider Is Asking.

Use this article to learn which server type to select when purchasing an SSL from your desired domain or SSL provider. Kinsta uses Nginx for all cu...

Do I need a Server Type, CSR Code, and RSA Key to Activate SSL?

Use this page to learn about the 3 pieces of information, server type, CSR code, and RSA key, you'll need to get SSL up and running on your WordPre...

Is a Dedicated IP Necessary for an SSL Certificate?

When it pertains to SSL, a dedicated IP is not necessary and has not been required since June 2003, thanks to a technique called SNI.

Do you Offer SSL Support?

Use this page to learn about our SSL support and how you can enable it on your WordPress site from right within the MyKinsta dashboard.

Can I Transfer the SSL Certificate That I Purchased Elsewhere?

You can transfer the SSL certificate you purchased somewhere else. Just login to the MyKinsta dashboard, upload your cert info, and you're good to go!