cPanel / WHM Web Hosting Manager
Installing your SSL Certificate / Web Server Certificate / Secure Server Certificate from RapidSSL.com
It is rare that cPanel customers will have direct access to install SSL certificates. If you are a hosting customer and you use cPanel, check with your hosting provider how you would go about installing a CSR
WHM (Web Hosting Manager)
WebHost Manager is the control center of the CPanel / WebHost Manager package. It is used to set up and manage accounts. Use WHM to install your issued certificate.
Once you have generated or received an SSL certificate (refer to Generating an SSL certificate for more information), you can install the certificate using WebHost Manager. You need both the certificate and key files to install the certificate.
Your certificate will be sent to you by email. The email message includes the web server certificate that you purchased in the body of the email message.
Copy the certificate from the body of the email and paste it into a text editor (such as notepad) to create text files. Name this file yourdomain.txt and save it in a convenient place.
To install an SSL certificate:
- Click on the Install an SSL Certificate and Setup the Domain link in the SSL/TLS menu.
- Enter the domain, user name, and IP address for the certificate in the Domain, User, and IP Address fields.
- Click on the button to paste the .key and the existing .crt files for the domain into the available display spaces, if they are currently on your server. Otherwise, copy and paste the .key and .crt files into the available display areas.
Note: If you generated the certificate using WebHost Manager, the certificate files will be available.
- Replace the existing .crt file with yourdomain.txt (as emailed by RapidSSL.com)
- Click on the button.