How To Install SSL Certificate in cPanel
SSL Certificate refers to Secure Sockets Layers. It means the connection between the user computer and server are private. So, the data sent between them are encrypted. SSL certificates have a key pair: a public and a private key. These keys work together to establish an encrypted connection.
SSL certificates are small data files that encrypt data packets as they are sent through the Internet. SSL is often used to transfer data logins and credit card information online.
A website that has an SSL certificate ensures all website traffic between your web server and user’s browser is secure and cannot be read. When your website has an active SSL certificate the application protocol changes from HTTP to HTTPS.
Many web hosting providers offer cPanel as a website management tool. This is the place where you can edit, manage and install a SSL Certificate. Here, we are going to install SSL Certification of 5Cloudhost.com. This is the best cloud hosting which provide cheap and reliable hosting for 5 years at very low cost.
Step 1. Log into cPanel and open SSL/TLS.
Step 2. If you generated the CSR using cPanel then, click Generate, view, upload, or delete SSL certificates. If you generated your CSR outside of cPanel (and you have the private key file) then you will need to click Generate, view, upload, or delete your private keys and upload your private key before uploading your certificate.
Step 3. Paste the file contents of your SSL certificate into the field labeled “Paste the certificate into the following text box,” enter a description, and click the Save Certificate button. Be sure to include the
lines when copying and pasting your certificate.
Step 4. On the page that opens, scroll down to make sure that the Certificate (CRT) and Private Key (KEY) fields are populated. Open the file named ca-bundle-client.crt from your unzipped certificate bundle in a text editor and paste the contents into the Certificate Authority Bundle (CABUNDLE) overwriting any existing information in the field. Be sure to include the
lines at the beginning and end.
When you are finished, click the Install Certificate button.
A dialog box will appear indicating that the certificate has been installed. Click OK to dismiss the dialog.