In order to install an SSL certificate you will first need to generate a CSR (Certificate Signing Request)
How to generate a CSR from cPanel
- Go to cPanel >> Security >> SSL/TLS >> Certificate Signing Requests (CSR)
- Click on the link Generate, view, or delete SSL certificate signing requests.
- Fill in the following data under the section Generate a New Certificate
Key: Size of the key, cPanel only support key of size 2048.
Domains: Name of the domain.
City: Name of the city in which company is located.
State: Name of the sate in which company is located.
Country: Name of the country (2 letter country code) in which company is located.
Company: Name of the company.
Company Division: Name of the division or group of the company.
Email: Email address where you can be contacted for verification of domain ownership.
- Click on Generate button to generate a CSR.
Once the CSR is generated, you can provide it to the Certificate Authority and they will provide you the SSL certificate and CA bundle for browser compatibility.
How to install an SSL certificate
- Go to cPanel >> Security >> SSL/TLS >> Install and Manage SSL for your site (HTTPS)
- Click on Manage SSL sites.
- Select the domain name from the drop down.
- Paste the SSL certificate in the Certificate: (CRT) box and CA bundle in Certificate Authority Bundle: (CABUNDLE) box.
- If you click on Autofill by Certificate, private key will be fetched automatically.
- Check the tick box Enable SNI for Mail Services and click on Install Certificate.
This is all it takes to install an SSL certificate via cPanel. If you need any assistance with this, just contact our 24/7 support team via LiveChat or just drop a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org from your registered email address.