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Make your website load up https

First, before even getting your site to load up as https, you need to have a SSL certificate installed on your website.  A quick way to do that if you web host allows is using Let's Encrypt.  That can be installed in your cPanel.  Check out on how to install Let's Encrypt.

If you are using WordPress, you can easily do it in Settings >> General, and changing the http to https in the two sections

How to set SSl in WordPress
How to set SSl in WordPress


If you are using something else, or HTML based site, then log into your cPanel, click on file manager and look for .htaccess file.  If you ca not see it, you may need to show hidden files.  If you still do not see it, then you can create a new file and call it ".htaccess".  No quotes and yes a "." period is the first character.  Open the file up and paste the following

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80
RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R=301,L]

Change the to your domain you want to use.  Then save file.

type in your domain in the address bar of your browser and it will now load up using https://.  If it fails clear your browser cache files or try another browser.