How to activate SSL protection for your Joomla 2.5 web site?

In order to turn on SSL support for your web site you should access your Joomla 2.5 admin area -> Site -> Global Configuration -> Server.

Locate the Force SSL drop-down menu. The possible options are:

  • None - No SSL support.
  • Administrator only - Enables the SSL protection for the Joomla 2.5 admin area.
  • Entire Site - Enables the SSL protection for the entire website including the front end and admin area.

In order to use an SSL certificate with your Joomla 2.5 you will need a Private SSL certificate issued for your domain.

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