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VPS or Dedicated Hosting - Installing an SSL Certificate for a Website

In order to do secure transactions online, you will need an SSL Certificate. You can purchase a signed certificate from an SSL certificate provider with the name of your choice; for example, or

If you have not already assigned a dedicated IP to the domain, then please read the article Assigning Dedicated IPs

To install and manage an SSL certificate,

  1. Log in to WHM.
  2. Click the SSL/TLS icon.
  3. Choose the Install an SSL Certificate and Setup the Domain icon.
When you have purchased the certificate, you will have received three files.
  1. Paste the content of the .crt file in the space provided, and click Browse. The domain name, user name and IP address will be displayed.
  2. Paste the content of the .key and the ca bundle files into the spaces provided.
  3. Scroll to the top of the page and click Submit.
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