How do I manually install an SSL certificate on my cPanel hosting package?

This article will show you how to manually install an SSL Certificate in your hosting package.

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Start by accessing the dashboard for the Hosting plan you wish to edit.



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Once you’ve accessed your dashboard, select cPanel Admin.



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Select SSL/TLS under the Security heading.



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Select Generate, view, upload, or delete SSL certificates under the Certificates (CRT) heading.



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On the next page, select Choose file under the Upload a New Certificate heading to upload the primary certificate from your local machine – this is typically a .crt file. Once you’ve found and selected your certificate, give it a suitable description and then click Upload Certificate.

Alternatively, you can copy and paste the body of the certificate into the provided text box. Again, be sure to give it a description and then select Save Certificate.



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You’ll be taken to a new page informing you that your certificate was successfully saved/uploaded. Simply select Go Back.



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On the SSL Certificates page, select the Return to SSL Manager option at the bottom of the page.



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Select Manage SSL Sites under the Install and Manage SSL for your site (HTTPS) heading.

Manage SSL


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Select the Browse Certificates option under the Install an SSL Website heading.

Install SSL


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Choose the SSL certificate you wish to activate and select Use Certificate. The fields for the certificate will be automatically populated.

Use Certificate


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The fields for the certificate will be automatically populated. Select the option Install Certificate at the bottom of the page.



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Once you’ve done this, a pop-up will appear informing you that the process was successful. Simply click OK to continue.