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Install and Set up SSL Certificates from Scratch

Steps To Install And Setup An SSL From Scratch

This guide starts after you've entirely generated your CSR request and received the official SSL from the certificate authority (CA). With your SSL email in place, follow the steps below to install it on your website.

How Do I Install An SSL On My Website?

Log in to your cPanel account.

Navigate to the Security section and click on SSL/TLS

Click on the Install and Manage SSL for your site (HTTPS) Manage SSL Button.

Scroll down to Install an SSL Website.

Select your domain from the dropdown box.

Copy and paste the Certificate from your email into the text box.

Click the Autofill by Domain button. This will fill the Private Key and Certificate Authority Bundle text box.

Click the Install Certificate button.

A pop-up will confirm your certificate is installed.

Congratulations! You've now successfully installed your SSL on your website and should see the new green bar with the HTTPS in the URL indicating that your site is secure.

Next Step

Once you've received the approver email that includes your actual SSL from a certificate authority (CA's), move on to the following guide, Steps to install and set up an SSL from scratch.

How To Renew An SSL Certificate

To renew an SSL certificate, you need to purchase a new certificate for the domains in question. The process of both purchasing a new SSL and purchasing a renewed SSL are identical and can be a multi-step process that requires your input at various steps.

For SSL certificates purchased from Hostwinds, technical support can assist in installing and configuring the domain's certificate in question by submitting a ticket.

SSL certificates purchased from third-party vendors can be installed by our support technicians for a one-time fee.

Written by Hostwinds  /  January 5, 2021

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