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When you install an SSL Certificate, the quickest and easiest solution is to contact our Support Team and we will send a link for your web server. Alternatively, you can also request us to generate your CSR.

How to install SSL Certificates

You can access video demonstrations for generating CSRs and installing SSL certificates, links to CSR generation for various common servers can be found in our Blog – How to Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)..

Additional Information:

The process of installing an SSL certificate can be straightforward, and many hosting providers offer simplified ways to do this. Here you will find the process on how this can be done and additional resources to further simplify the installation of SSL Certificates on your website. Please read our Blog for more information on various types of SSL Certificates.

Install Certificates Demos:

Additional instructions for Certificate Signing Requests on other web servers are also available.

NOTE: If you have an ISP, they can generate the CSR file for you upon request. To view the demonstrations for Generating CSRs and Installing Certificates, please click on the links below:

CSR Generation Demos

Process to Install an SSL Certificate

Acquire SSL Certificate:

Purchase or obtain an SSL certificate from a Certificate Authority (CA) or obtain a free certificate when you take out cPanel Web Hosting, or WordPress Hosting from Hosted.com.

Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR):

Generate a CSR on your web server, creating a private key and a CSR file containing information about your organization and, or domain, Read our blog if you want to know what a Certificate Signing Request actually is.

Submit CSR and Receive Certificate:

Send the CSR to the chosen CA and undergo their verification process. Once validated, you will receive the SSL certificate files.

Upload or Paste Certificate Files:

Access your hosting provider’s control panel or server interface. Upload or paste the SSL certificate files to the designated location.

Update Server Configuration:

Modify your web server settings to use the SSL certificate. This may involve updating virtual host configurations, security settings, and specifying the SSL certificate location.

Test SSL Installation:

Verify the SSL configuration using online SSL checkers or browser tools to ensure the certificate is installed correctly.

Configure Website to Use HTTPS:

Update your website’s configuration to use HTTPS. This may involve updating internal links and ensuring that all resources are loaded securely.

Keeping Track of Your SSL

Regularly monitor the SSL Certificate’s expiration date and renew it before it expires to ensure continuous security.

Specific steps can vary based on your hosting provider, server type, and the SSL certificate authority you choose.

Many hosting providers and services like Hosted.com offer simplified interfaces for SSL installation, making the process accessible even for users with limited technical expertise.

How Long Does It Take To Install an SSL Certificate?

Usually SSL Certificates are installed within minutes, in some cases, specifically with Wildcard SSL Certificates, it may take a few hours.

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