How to Install Free SSL in cPanel

REQUESTING THE OSE FREE SSL CERTIFICATES

If you haven’t requested the free SSL certificates, please follow this tutorial to request a free SSL certificate with OSE Free SSL plugin from Let’s Encrypt.

Part 1. How to request free SSL / TLS certificates for your WordPress website



INSTALL THE FREE SSL CERTIFICATES

At this point, you should have received the certificate package after setting up the plugin and requesting SSL. Download the attachment in the email to your PC and extract the package. There are three files in the zip file:

  • your_site_domain.crt
  • your_site_domain.key
  • chain.crt

Follow the instructions below to install the certificates into your hosting account.

Log into cPanel, in the Security section, click SSL/TLS.

On the next page, choose Manage SSL Sites.

Next install the new certificate:

  • Choose the domain
  • Copy/paste the codes in the certificate files to the corresponding fields.
  • Copy content of your_site_domain.crt into the Certificate: (CRT) field
  • Copy content of your_site_domain.key into the Private Key (KEY) field
  • Copy content of chain.crt into the Certificate Authority Bundle: (CABUNDLE) field
  • Click the Install Certificate button

Should the Certificate installation is successful, you will get the SSL Host Successfully Installed message box. Then you can use plugins like Really Simple SSL to force your website to load in https protocol.



SECURE YOUR WEBSITE NOW

Take full advantage of the Free SSL revolution and add an extra layer of security for your website now.

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