How to Install LetsEncrypt Free SSL on cPanel

Posted in Tutorials by vikas on 22 June 2017

To install Free SSL certificate on your website using our cPanel bundle with your web hosting package, follow this guide.

Step 1 - Generate SSL certificate from LetsEncrypt.

To generate SSL certificate, we recommend you to go to https://www.sslforfree.com, which uses LetsEncrypt system to generate free SSL certificate for you.

Enter your website URL in the textbox and click "Create Free SSL Certificate".

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Step 2 - Website Owner Verification

Now, you need to verify if you are the owner of this website using one of the three methods.

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We will use "Automatic FTP Verification" for this guide as its the most easiest way to do it.

In the next step, enter your FTP information as provided in the welcome email.

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Now click on "Download Free SSL Certification".

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Step 4 - Creating Account

In next step, sslsforfree.com will ask you to create an account. We strongly recommend that you create an account because LetsEncrypt SSL certificates expires in 3 months (Why?). You can buy SSL certificates from us which has expiry date of 1 year.

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Next, click on Download All SSL Certificate Files. This will download a zip file containing three files.

  • certificate.crt
  • private.key
  • ca_bundle.crt

Step 5 - Installing SSL Certificate in cPanel

Login to your cPanel control panel using the login information provided in welcome email. Search for SSL certificate.

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Next, click on "Manage SSL Sites".

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Select the Domain in which you want to install the certificate (in our case freessl.cmslauncher.cloud) and then copy / paste certificate, private key and ca bundle file contents in the three text boxes.

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Next, click on "Install Certificate"

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You will now get a confirmation - SSL Host Successful Installed.

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Step 6 - Open your SSL Website

Now, enjoy your SSL certificate, FREE of cost! (notice that green symbol of security?).

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