This article assumes that you already installed SSL on your hosting server. (Read cPanel SSL Installation Instructions). Here are the simple steps to setup SSL in a Joomla Site.
1) Log in to your Joomla website as an administrator.
2) Click the “Global Configuration” link in the Joomla control panel. Click the “Server” tab at the top of the page.
3) Click the drop-down box next to the “Force SSL” label under “Server Settings.” Choose the “Entire Site” option.[Continue reading]