How do I install an SSL certificate on a VPS using the control panel?

After purchasing your SSL Certificate, configuring it and confirming it, you will have to install it. Follow these steps:

NOTE: During configuration, you’ll see a “Configuration completed” message. Stand by while you get a confirmation email to the address you selected. When you get the email, click on the link in the email, and click “I Approve”. After clicking “I Approve”, you should get another email, now with your certificate ready to be installed in your server.

If by any chance you do get another email, but it doesn’t contain the certificate, you should contact the issuer directly, since it may be a problem with your information.

Once you have your certificate and intermediate file, you must:

Log in to the Control Panel


Go to the “SSL Certificates” section, inside “My Tools”


Click on the domain that’s going to use the certificate


Copy the “Web Server Certificate” into the “Certificate” field. Copy the “Intermediate CA” into the “Certificate Authority (CA)” field Click SAVE:


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Your certificate should be activated. Now you have to enable secure hosting.

To enable secure hosting:

While in the control panel, select the domain you want to enable secure (HTTPS) hosting Go to Web Hosting


Then click Secure Website, and enable it. Click the gear button to the right, then click settings Select your available IP address (do not choose default), your certificate, and the document root (if not using the default one) Click Submit



You should now be able to browse your site using https.

Additional notes When you enable secure web hosting and a certificate, be sure to enable your other websites by assigning the proper IP address (not the “default” one) — you may not be able to access your other websites until you do so. You can install your first SSL certificate in your server with no issues. Once your server has an SSL certificate installed and working, if you need another one, you must purchase an additional IP address with your certificate, since every certificate needs a dedicated IP address (click here for more information)

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