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Q. How do I setup SSL in cpanel?

A. First you will need a static/dedicated IP address attached to your site or hosting package for these instructions to work. Please contact us if you are not sure if you have one or not, or you can also order one as an addon to your hosting package.

Once you have a static IP all you need to do is login to cpanel, click on "SSL/TLS manager". On the resulting page, everything you need to do is in order from the top down.

1. First, generate a key. Click on;

Private Keys (KEY)
Generate, view, upload, or delete your private keys.

Scroll to the bottom of the resulting page to generate a new key. Make sure to change the key size to 4096 unless something else is required by your signer.

2. Generate a CSR. Go back to the SSL/TLS manager but this time click on the second area down;

Certificate Signing Requests (CSR)
Generate, view, or delete SSL certificate signing requests.

On the resulting page fill out the form and generate your CSR.

3. Go to your SSL provider (rapidSSL or whoever you will be buying your cert from). Follow there instructions for submitting your CSR to be signed.

4. To install your new certificate, go back to the SSL/TLS manager. Click the third option down;

Certificates (CRT)
Generate, view, upload, or delete SSL certificates.

Upload your new certificate using the form on the page.

5. Finally, activate the cert. Go back to the SSL/TLS manager and go to the fourth option down;

Activate SSL on Your Web Site (HTTPS)
Setup a SSL certificate to work with your site.

Select your cert domain name in the dropdown menu, then activate it.

Now you're done.

Doing it is actually far faster and easier then reading these instructions. But if you do have any issues along the way just let us know :)
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