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Install an SSL on cPanel

After generating private key and CSR (certificate signing request), it is time to install an SSL certificate on cPanel. You should have a zip file received from your certificate provider, which includes the main certificate file, root certificate, and intermediate certificate.

  1. Download the zip file, copy the content of the certificate file into a notepad or text file, and save it as youdomain.crt. Please copy content including —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—– and —–END CERTIFICATE—–.
  2. Login cPanel (control panel)
  3. Click on SSL/TLS Manager under the security option.
  4. Under the ‘Certificates’ section, click on Generate, view, upload or delete SSL Certificates.

upload crt on cpanel

  1. It is time to import the certificate. You can follow any of the two methods.
    • Under the ‘Upload a New Certificate’ section, copy and paste the yourdomain.crt file into the box namely Paste the crt below.
    • Else, you can click on the Browse button and find yourdomain.crt, click the Upload button.

upload new ssl certificate

  1. Now, click on the Go Back option.
  2. Now, scroll down to the end of the page and click on Return to SSL Manager.
  3. Click on Install and Manage SSL Certificate for your site.

install ssl certificate for your site

  1. Choose the domain from the drop-down menu and the cPanel will fetch the SSL certificate and private key for you. Else, you can copy and paste the content of the CA bundle file.

Install Certificate

  1. Finally, click on the Install Certificate button.

Now, an SSL certificate is installed on the Server and assigned to your domain.

Check SSL Installation:

To check installed SSL on cPanel, you can verify with SSL installation checker that will show you Certificate Details including common name, certificate issuer name, key pair, signature, validation type, etc.

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