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How do I manually install a single free Let's Encrypt SSL certificate?
Posted by Brian F., Last modified by Brian F. on 06 November 2017 03:29 PM

All shared, reseller, and semi-dedicated hosting services with us allow you to install a free and trusted SSL certificate from Let's Encrypt. Our servers have AutoSSL enabled meaning we will attempt to automatically install an SSL certificate on your domain(s). However you can install a single certificate manually directly through cPanel with a few clicks:

Please note: A domain name must be hosted with us for the Let's Encrypt installation to be successful. SSL installations will fail on any domain or sub-domain not hosted through your account with us.

  1. Login to cPanel for your account (login details can be found in your client area).


  2. Once you've logged in to cPanel, search for the "SSL/TLS" interface. Click on the "SSL/TLS" icon.




  3. From the SSL/TLS interface, click "Manage SSL Sites".






  4. You will see a dropdown list of all domains hosted from your account. Locate the domain you wish to install your SSL certificate on.




  5. Once you have your desired domain select, click "Autofill by Domain".





  6. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click "Install Certificate". The system will now install your free Let's Encrypt SSL certificate on the previously selected domain.

Your certificate will be valid for 90 days. However, our system will automatically attempt to renew the certificate 30 days prior to its expiration. This process will repeat automatically as long as the domain(s) you've installed your SSL certificates on are still hosted from our network. If you encounter any errors or have further questions please contact our helpdesk team at https://support.hawkhost.com.

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