How to Install SSL Certificate on cPanel/WHM

Steps to Install SSL on cPanel/WHM with Apache

Initial Checklist

cpanel-whm-aboutssl-imageBefore Installing SSL Certificate please ensure following processes have been completed

  • Buy/renew SSL Certificate
  • Generate CSR with SHA-2 algorithm
  • Save the CSR & Private key file on your server
  • Apply for SSL Certificate Issuance
  • Submit SSL Certificate issuance documents as per CA’s requirement (Only for Extended & Organization Validation)

Step 1: Extract SSL Certificate Files

After completion of validation process your certificate authority will provide your SSL Certificate via Email in a Zip file, download that zip file and extract certificate files in your cPanel directory.

 

Step 2: SSL Certificate installation on cPanel

  • Open your cPanel/WHM Control Panel and log in with correct credentials
  • Now click over SSL/TLS manager.
  • Click on Generate, view, upload, or delete SSL certificates.
  • In Upload a New Certificate section you need to enter the data of your SSL Certificate
    • Now open the primary SSL certificate using a text editor, copy all encrypted data starting from ‘—-Begin Certificate to End Certificate—‘ and paste it in to Upload a New Certificate
    • You can also browse your SSL certificate by clicking on Browse button.
  • Press the Upload button
  • Now click over Go Back button & then click over Return to SSL Manager.
  • Click over Setup a SSL certificate to work with your site

Note: If your web host have disabled this Setup a SSL certificate to work with your site option, then you will not find is on cPanel, contact your Web host immediately.

  • From the domain drop-down menu you need to select the domain name which you wish to secure.
  • Open Intermediate certificate using a text editor and copy the encrypted data, now in the CA Bundle text-box paste the encrypted data of Intermediate Certificate.

cPanel SSL Certificate Installation

  • Click on the Install

Your SSL certificate is now installed on cPanel/WHM & it will now accept the secured connection.

 

Resources and Other Installation Guides

Video : Install SSL on cPanel