How to Install a TLS/SSL Certificate In cPanel

The following instructions will guide you through the SSL Certificate installation process on cPanel. If you have more than one server or device, you will need to install the certificate on each server or device you need to secure.

What You'll Need

  1. Your server certificate file
    This is the TrustCor certificate you received for your domain.
  2. Your intermediate certificate(s)
    These files allow the devices connecting to your server to identify TrustCor as the issuing CA. There may be more than one of these certificates. If you downloaded the pem-chain file, it will also contain the Intermediate certificate(s) bundled with your domain's certificate.
  3. Your private key
    This file should be on your server, or in your possession if you generated your CSR from a free generator tool. On certain platforms, such as Microsoft IIS, the private key is not immediately visible to you but the server is keeping track of it.

Installation Instructions

  1. Login in to cPanel
    The first step is to login to your cPanel account.
  2. Locate the SSL/TLS Manager

    You can access your SSL/TLS Manager page by scrolling down to the Security section and clicking on the SSL/TLS button.
  3. Click "Manage SSL sites"
    Under the "Install and Manage SSL for your site (HTTPS)" section, click on the "Manage SSL sites" link. This will take you to your SSL/TLS Manager page to manage everything related to SSL/TLS configuration for cPanel.
  4. Select your domain
    Select your domain from the Domain drop-down menu to where you want to install your SSL certificate.
  5. Copy and paste your certificate files
    After you've selected your domain, copy and paste your individual certificate files into the appropriate text boxes.
  6. Click "Install Certificate"
    Once you have the correct certificate files in the appropriate text boxes, simply click the blue "Install Certificate" button at the bottom of the page.

Your certificate is now installed. You can navigate to your site in a web browser and view the certificate/site information to verify if HTTPS/SSL is working properly.