How To Upload and Install SSL Certificate

SSL Certificate installation using a Web Hosting Control Panel

A SSL certificate install can be completed by uploading it using your web hosting control panel. It is a relatively simple process and you should be done in 5–7 minutes if you know what you are doing.

cpanel ssl certificate install

Each control panel (such as cPanel, Plesk, etc.) has its own way but the steps usually follow the same method:

  1. Login to your web hosting control panel.
  2. Navigate to the TLS or SSL section in the control panel.
  3. Select the domain name for which you generated the private key (with CSR) and whose certificate you want to setup.
  4. Upload the Private key, Website certificate and CA certificate.

If you cannot find the SSL section in your control panel, contact your web hosting support team and they will help you find it. In some cases, they might also install the certificate for you.

SSL Certificate setup directly on a Web server

A SSL certificate install on a web server is a different matter and requires you to do things manually with server admin-level credentials and knowledge of server administration.

A manual setup varies from platform to platform. For example, the process to setup SSL with Apache web server on Linux is different from that of setting it up with IIS on Windows.

iis ssl certificate install

To assist you in manual SSL installs we have listed some common SSL installation scenarios that 80% of our customers face are detailed in the links below:

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Verify your SSL Certificate installation

Whether you do it yourself or hire someone else to install the SSL certificate for your, you should verify if the install is successful.

Verification is a simple process. Just surf all the pages of your website with as many web browsers as possible.

If you still see a Not Secure symbol in your web browser for any page then you can troubleshoot the issue using this post.

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