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How to install SSL in cPanel?

Andy Vilchez
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How to install SSL in cPanel? – Business – WebMediums
SSL certificate

cPanel is probably the most famous and used hosting panel around the world. All good storage services usually choose this as their panel. And no wonder, it has many features that make it one of the most powerful on the market.

In recent years, SSL certificates have ceased to be an option for large sites and have become a standard on websites. Most of the websites on the internet already have an SSL certificate.

It is even possible to have free SSL certificates, thanks to sites like Let's Script or cPanel. These will allow you to get the certificate in a very short time.

The internet is advancing and search engines, especially Google, give more relevance to the results and greater security towards the end customer. In addition, the big G is betting on this technology and that is something that will make things change.

Acquiring an SSL certificate

How to install SSL in cPanel? – Business – WebMediums
SSL certificate

To acquire a certificate, you must submit a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) to the certificate authority. Contains the information about the organization name, domain name, and location. This information is used to verify and create the SSL certificate.

Once the SSL certificate files received from the Certification Authority as the zip file, you must unzip the files and copy them to the directory of your choice.

Create "Certificate Signing Request (CSR)" from cPanel

How to install SSL in cPanel? – Business – WebMediums
Certificate signing request

To create this request, you need to perform the following steps:

Log into your cPanel account.

Once you are logged into the cPanel account, click on the SSL / TLS menu in the security section.

Click the "Generate, view or delete" SSL Certificate Signing Requests option in the section. Then, click Certificate Signing Requests (CSR).

Select “Generate” a new 2048-bit key and enter the other details using only alphanumeric characters. Once you have entered the details, you must click on the "Generate" button.

It will now redirect you to another page and display the newly created Certificate Signing Request (CSR). Please copy them to the directory where you need them and send them to the Certification Authority to request the SSL certificate.

Start installing the "SSL certificate" in cPanel

How to install SSL in cPanel? – Business – WebMediums
CPANEL SSL Certificate

Log into your cPanel account.

Once you are logged into the cPanel account, click on the SSL / TLS menu in the security section.

To start the installation process, click Manage SSL sites under the Installation and manage SSL for your site (HTTPS) section.

Now you will get the page to fill in the certificate files, change the dropdown domain to the exact domain name where you need to install the SSL certificate.

Open the certificate files in any text editor such as Notepad, then copy and paste the full text including the header and footer --BEGIN CERTIFICATE-- and --END CERTIFICATE-- in the text boxes corresponding.

Certificate (CRT) : This is the server certificate that was issued for the domain.

cPanel should get the certificate automatically from the "Autocomplete by domain" option if it was previously loaded from the Generate, view, upload or delete SSL certificates option in the Certificates (CRT) section.

Once you have clicked the "Generate, view, upload or delete SSL certificates "option, click the Choose file option shown in the following image to locate your SSL server certificate, and then click the Upload Certificate option to upload the SSL certificate to cPanel.

Private Key (KEY) : This is the Private Key (KEY) that was created during the generation of the SSL certificate. If the Certificate Signing Request (CSR) was created on the same cPanel server, then cPanel should get it automatically. Otherwise, paste it manually.

Certification Authority Bundle (CABundle) : These are intermediate certificates that allow browsers and devices to understand who issued the trusted certificate. In most cases, it is not necessary to give the CA package because the server will get it from a public repository during installation.

Click Install Certificate to complete the installation.

After the installation is complete, a message will appear stating that the certificate was installed successfully.

Now click the OK button and verify from the following link it says that the SSL certificate has been installed correctly for the domain.

Free SSL certificates with cPanel

How to install SSL in cPanel? – Business – WebMediums
Free SSL with cPanel

Nowadays, it is possible to have free certificates directly from your cPanel, if how in other different panels. This is a very important option that you should always consider.

The first thing you should know about free SSL certificates is that they are issued directly by the panel. These can be obtained in a really simple way, since it is possible that the step is carried out automatically. With the push of a button, you will have the certificate installed and work throughout the website.

This is a very interesting option that you cannot pass up, especially if it is a small website that does not require the use of higher-level SSL certificates. This will save you a good deal of money, as SSL certificates are often expensive.

Why is an SSL certificate important?

How to install SSL in cPanel? – Business – WebMediums
Importance of SSL

The main function of an SSL certificate is to give the visitor greater security. In addition, this makes them more encouraged to leave their payment and billing information on your site, in the event that you sell a product.

The encryption provided by the SSL certificate is ideal for keeping passwords completely secure.

There are still many sites that have not yet changed technology and completely ignore the SSL certificate.

It is important that if you come across a similar site, you avoid at all costs, placing your data, we refer to financial data.

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