How to Install SSL Certificate on cPanel Hosting
In this article, we will see how to install an SSL Certificate on your cPanel Hosting account. Installing an SSL certificate on your web server before uploading and building a website is a Policy decision. You might expand your website to also include Personal, Payment and other secure information on your website sometime in the near future. So, it’s a wise choice to add an SSL Certificate well in advance. You can also setup an SSL Certificate on an existing web server but don’t forget to put the site under Maintenance mode and account for lost revenues due to network downtime.
Advantages of an SSL certificate:
Some of the advantages of installing an SSL certificate are listed below:
Integrity and Authentication
Better Search Engine results
Follow these steps to successfully setup and configure an SSL certificate on your web server.
1. Add a Dedicated IP address.
Perform this step only if you want to add a 3rd Party SSL certificate. When you purchase an SSL Certificate from us it also comes attached with a Dedicated IP address. So, you do not have to purchase a Dedicated IP address separately.
2. Generate Certificate Signing Request.
CSR contains basic information about the web server and the company. This file is then provided to the SSL Certificate provider for Certificate Request and Domain ownership Verification.
3.Purchase SSL Certificate.
To Purchase an SSL Certificate from us is very easy. Don’t forget you also get a Dedicated IP address in the SSL Certificate package. Upload the CSR file generated in the previous step and after verification process download the .crt files.
4. Upload and Install your Certificate.
Just Copy and Paste the contents of xxxx.crt and xxx-bundle-xxx.crt
You can use SSL Checker website to see details about your SSL Certificate.
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