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How to Add a SSL certificate to your Domain.

The following instructions are for cPanel 11.

  1. Login to your cPanel control panel.

  2. Find and click on SSL/TLS Manager.

  3. Click on Generate, view, upload, or delete your private keys.


  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page to the Generate a New Key Enter the domain you want to create an SSL Certificate for in the Host text box or select the domain from the drop down menu. This should be the name through which the certificate will be accessed (usually the fully-qualified domain name, e.g., or

  5. Click the Generate button.

  6. The private key will be saved in cPanel so there is no need to copy it. Click Return to SSL Manager.

  7. Click on Generate, view, or delete SSL certificate signing requests.

  8. In the Generate a New Certificate Signing Request section, enter the following information:

    Host - The domain that you enetered or selected when generating the private key.

    Country - If needed, you can find your two-digit country code in our list.

    State - The state in which your organization is located. Do not use an abbreviation.

    City - The city in which your organization is located.

    Company - The legally registered name of your organization/company.

    Company Division - The name of your department within the organization (frequently this entry will be listed as "IT," "Web Security," or is simply left blank).

    Email - Your email address where the CSR will be sent.

    Pass Phrase - Make up a password to be associated with the certificate. You will need to remember this password later.

  9. Click the Generate button. The CSR will display in the window.

  10. Copy and paste the entire CSR (including the BEGIN and END lines) into the certificat order form when requested.

  11. Now you need to purchase your SSL Certificate, I suggest using our  SSL Certificates click here. They are only $29.95 per year and signup takes about 20 minutes.

  12. After you have received your CRT from the certificate company, open WHM back up and click on "Install an SSL Certificate and Setup the Domain."

  13. Paste the CRT into the first box, then enter your "Host to make a cert for" in the "Domain" field. Hit TAB, and cpanel should fill in the rest of the details. If it doesn't, go ahead and fill them in manually.

  14. Here's a very important part. After all the data has been filled in, make sure that there is a break between -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- and the actual certificate. It may look like there is because the certificate's first line is very long, but hit enter right after the last "-" just to make sure. Do the same for the key data.

  15. Click "Do It" and cpanel should tell you it all went okay.

  16. Occasionally we need to restart the httpd server after installing a ssl certificate. If you get an error attempting to access your new secure site, please submit a support ticket. It would not hurt to include your CRT that your received from the certificate company when you submit a support request so we can re-install it if need be.

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