Install SSL Certificate on cPanel Hosting

Install SSL Certificate on cPanel Hosting

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 install an SSL Certificate well in advance. You can also install 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
Encryption
Better Search Engine results
Trusted Indicators

Steps

Follow these steps to successfully install an SSL certificate on your web server.
 
1. Add a Dedicated IP address.
 
Perform this step only if you want to install 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. 

Fig. 01: Install SSL Certificate on cPanel Hosting
Fig. 01: Install SSL Certificate on cPanel Hosting

 
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.

Fig. 02: Install SSL Certificate on cPanel Hosting
Fig. 02: Install SSL Certificate on cPanel Hosting

 
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. 

Fig. 03: Install SSL Certificate on cPanel Hosting
Fig. 03: Install SSL Certificate on cPanel Hosting

 
4. Upload and Install your Certificate.
 
Just Copy and Paste the contents of xxxx.crt and xxx-bundle-xxx.crt 

Fig. 04: Install SSL Certificate on cPanel Hosting
Fig. 04: Install SSL Certificate on cPanel Hosting

 You can use SSL Checker website to see details about your SSL Certificate.
 
 
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