How To Install SSL Certificate and Private Key Via cPanel

Once you’ve acquired or generated ssl certificate for your site, the next thing to do, is to install it on your server. Most web hosting companies do offer ssl manager via cPanel, which makes it easy to upload & install ssl certificates.

Here is how to install ssl certificates via cPanel :

==> Sign in to your site cPanel via www.example.com/cpanel

==> Scroll to the ‘Security” section and click on “SSL/TLS” as seen in the screenshot below

cpanel tls ssl manager

==> Click on ‘Manage SSL Sites’ under “Install and Manage SSL for your website (HTTPS)”

install ssl in cpanel

==> Select the domain name you want to enable https for, from the drop down menu

install ssl certificate and private key

==> Copy the ssl certificate code including —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—– and —–END CERTIFICATE—– and paste it into the ‘Certificate: (CRT)’ field. Details of the ssl certificate will be displayed.

==> Copy the content of the private key file and paste it into the ‘Private Key (KEY)’ field.

==> Copy the CA Bundle file into the box under Certificate Authority Bundle (CABUNDLE) box. If you want to use the certificate for Mail Services, tick the checkbox ‘Enable SNI for Mail Services’.

install ssl certificate ca bundle

==> Click on the ‘Install Certificate‘ button.

If the ssl certificate is installed, a success message will be displayed.

ssl certificate installed successfuly

Thereafter, you should be able to access your site via https://

Test your ssl certificate and do the needful things required after migrating from http to https.

NB: This tutorial also work for installing ssl certificates if Namecheap is your web hosting company.

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