How to manually install an SSL certificate?
Installing an SSL certificate requires technical skills, experience, and access to your hosting account. If you’ve never done it before, the process may seem complex. Moreover, most systems have specific SSL policies and installation guidelines, and the SSL installation steps will differ from server to server. However, with our extensive SSL tutorials, even novices can install a new SSL certificate if they adhere to the instructions.
How to install an SSL certificate on a server?
In essence, SSL certificate installation comes down to uploading the SSL files from your local device to your website’s server. But before you reach that point, you need to generate a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) and obtain the SSL files from your Certificate Authority (CA).
The CA will usually deliver the configuration files in a ZIP archived folder to your email address. You have to download it to your local device and extract the contents. Once you have the server SSL certificate (issued for your website) and the CA Bundle (file containing root and intermediate certificates), you can begin the SSL certificate installation.
Where to install the SSL certificate?
The default location of the SSL certificate will vary from server to server. Depending on your server type and installation method, you may find it via the “Upload SSL” section on the web control panel or with an OpenSSL command.
Below we’ve listed extensive SSL certificate installation guides for over 80 platforms. You can browse them by category or use the “CTRL + F” shortcut to locate your server name.
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