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Getting Started Guide

Getting up and running with SSL Hound only take a few minutes. This is a step by step guide to show you how to get the most out of it.

Step 1: Create Your Account

Registering on SSL Hound requires two things:

  1. A valid email address
  2. A secure password.

Enter your email address and password into the registration form on the home page.

Entering an email address and password in the registration form.

Step 2: Verify Your Email Addresses

After you've registered, you'll get an email from us that contains some useful information including the the link to the website and the login that you'll use.

It'll also contain a link to confirm your email address. This is a very important step, because confirming your email address is necessary to receive critical notification emails.

The SSL Hound welcome email.

Step 3: Review And Update Your Account Settings

Once you are logged in and your email address is confirmed, it would be a good time to review your settings.

The default display time zone is UTC, but this can be changed to make viewing and processing dates easier. This can be changed on the settings page.

You may want to add a second or third email address to receive notifications for your co-workers and teams. These additional email addresses and the types of emails that will be sent to them can be configured from the Email Notifications page.

Step 4: Add Your Websites and Services

It's time to add your first website to be monitored. Use the "Add Check" form on the dashboard.

  • Websites can be added using a URI with the schema `https://`. e.g. https://www.sslhound.com/
  • SMTP servers can be added using a URI with the schema `smtp://`. e.g. smtp://smtp.gmail.com

Free accounts are limited to two (2) monitored websites. You can monitor additional websites and services in groups of 50 for $60/year.

Adding checks for www.sslhound.com and sslhound.com

Step 5: Let Us Help

If you ever have any questions or concerns, we’re just a single tweet, email, or help doc away. We’re always happy to help, and we know this stuff can be tricky at times. So please don’t hesitate to reach out if there’s anything we can do to make migrating to SSL Hound easier for you.

Last updated Sunday, 3 March 2019