How to install an SSL in WHM


The following will guide you through the SSL installation process for a WHM/cPanel server. 

What You’ll Need
1. Your server certificate
This is the certificate you received from the Certificate Authority (CA) for your domain. You may have been sent this via email. If not, you can download it by visiting your account in

2. Your intermediate certificates
These files allow the devices connecting to your server to identify the issuing CA. There may be more than one of these certificates. If you got your certificate in a ZIP folder, it should also contain the Intermediate certificate(s), which is sometimes referred to as a CA Bundle.

3. Your private key
This file should be on your server, or in your possession if you generated your CSR from a free generator tool. You should keep it secret like as it's like a password for certificate.

Installation Instructions
1. Log in to WHM
Enter your Username/Password and click Log in.whm_page.png

2. Go to your Homepage

3. Click SSL/TLS

4. Click Install an SSL Certificate on a Domain

5. Type in your domain name

6. Input your Certificate Files

Certificate: This is your server certificate that was issued to your domain(s).Note 1: WHM should automatically fetch the Certificate (CRT) text if you previously uploaded the server certificate on the server and entered the correct domain name above. Note 2: If you received the certificate in a ZIP file, click “Extract All” and then drag your server certificate into a text editor such as Notepad. This will allow you to copy all text contents needed including “—–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—–” and “END CERTIFICATE—–“.

Private Key: This is your private key that was created during the generation process.Note 1: WHM should automatically fetch the Private Key text if you previously created the Certificate Signing Request (CSR) in the “Generate an SSL Certificate and Signing Request” section of your SSL/TLS Manager and entered the correct domain name above.Note 2: If you made the CSR and private key outside of your WHM account and failed to save the files, you will have problems proceeding and may need to re-issue the SSL certificate with a newly created key pair.

Certificate Authority Bundle (optional): These are your intermediate certificates that allow browsers and devices to understand who issued your trusted certificate.Note 1: WHM automatically fetch the CA Bundle from a public repository. If you forgot to save these files, download the appropriate CA/Chain Certificate for your certificate. Note 2: If you have multiple intermediate certificates, paste each of them one after another to create the correct certificate chain/path.

Note 1: Leave "Enable SNI for Mail Services". It allows customers to use their own domain with SSL for mail services.

Note 2: You may need to restart the Apache server before the certificate will work.

7. Click Install

Congratulations! You’ve successfully installed your SSL certificate! 

To check the SSL, you can visit the website on HTTPS:// or use an online tool, such as:

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