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How do I install a SSL certificate?
Posted by Cody R., Last modified by Brian F. on 28 July 2020 01:12 PM

These instructions are for a purchased SSL certificate. All shared, cloud web hosting, semi-dedicated, and reseller plans include free SSL via Let's Encrypt: How to install Let's Encrypt SSL

Before you can install a purchased SSL certificate using the SSL/TLS manager in cPanel, you will first need to have generated a CSR/key and submitted this to your CA (certificate authority). If you have not done this yet, please follow these steps before proceeding.

If you have generated your CSR/key and have been provided your purchased SSL certificate, follow these steps:

    1. Login to cPanel and type 'SSL/TLS' into the top left finder:

    2. From the SSL/TLS interface select "Install and Manage SSL for your site (HTTPS)":

    3. In the CRT field, copy and paste in the CRT (certificate) you were sent from your purchasing SSL company:

    4. Then select "Autofill by Domain":

    5. Your Private Key and CABUNDLE fields will now be filled in:

    6. Click "Install Certificate". You're done! Your site is now secured via SSL and can utilize https.

If you need our assistance with any of this submit a support ticket and provide the steps you've taken.

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