Manually install an SSL certificate on my cPanel hosting

Please note: this process applies to our Web Hosting and Premium Hosting products.

Step 1 of 14

Start by logging in to your Control Panel and scroll down to ‘Web Hosting’. From there, select Manage.

General Control Panel


Step 2 of 14

On the next page, select Manage for the account you wish to use.

Web Hosting Manage


Step 3 of 14

Select the three-dot icon for the package you want to edit. From there, choose Settings from the drop-down menu that appears.

cPanel Admin


Step 4 of 14

On your dashboard, select the cPanel Admin button that appears above Settings.



Step 5 of 14

Select SSL/TLS under the Security heading.



Step 6 of 14

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



Step 7 of 14

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 done, give it a description and click Upload Certificate.



Alternatively, you can copy and paste the body of the certificate into the provided text box. Once done, select Save Certificate.


Step 8 of 14

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



Step 9 of 14

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



Step 10 of 14

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

Manage SSL


Step 11 of 14

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

Install SSL


Step 12 of 14

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

Use Certificate


Step 13 of 14

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



Step 14 of 14

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