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  • Well getting this dude installed on a Godaddy Shared CPanel host and on multiple word press installs (not multisite) does take some care. I successfully installed the WP Encrypt plugin, and performed the activation and registration. Then I generated the cert using the button without an issue on the primary host site domain. Then I installed the plugin an performed all those steps for a second wordpress website on the same host. No problem.
    At this point the there are cert/key files installed on the host which in my case is a Godaddy Shared Cpanel host (linux). I was worried that the plugin would only support one site on the same host, but that is not the case. It writes the certs in separate areas which is awesome.
    At this point, u need to use the Godaddy CPanel SSL/TLS manager to implement the keys to each domain. This process went very smoothly using the cpanel file manager in a separate browser window and cut/paste. This part is hopefully a one-time process, but I won’t know until October 2017 when auto renew should kick in. Fingers crossed.

    This is, in my opinion, a really important plugin. SSL certs are a complicated topic with lots of variables on various hosting services. Many hosting companies, like Godaddy, are not making it easy to use letsencrypt free SSL certs yet. It’s a huge revenue source for them so I can kinda see why. I believe that there will always be a portion of the world that would rather continue to pay, so hopefully they will come around for the rest of the user force that would rather roll their own. This whole thing in unnecessarily difficult right now, but this plugin does wonders for moving us in the right direction.

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