How long before my site displays my SSL certificate?
The implementation time of SSL certificates
When ordering a new security certificate, a certain amount of time must be allowed before it is implemented. The duration of this depends on the degree of validation of your SSL certificate.
If you set up a free Let’s Encrypt certificate, the delay should be one hour or less. If you have chosen a certificate with a higher degree of validation (DV, OV, EV), the delay will not be longer.
As certificates with higher levels of validation require more information from you, these must be verified before your certificate is issued. You may have to wait up to 48 hours for your SSL certificate to be accessible.
Updated on: 23/03/2023