How to Install GoDaddy SSL Certificate in Parallels Plesk cPanel
When you already have a GoDaddy SSL certificate for your website including a signed certificate from the Certification Authority, the next thing that you need to do is to install it on your web server. If you’re wondering about the procedures on how to install Go Daddy SSL certificate in Parallels Plesk cPanel, it depends on your web server software.
What is SSL For?
Secure Sockets Layer, also known as SSL, is commonly being used to encrypt traffic linking the user’s browser and a web server. It stops the data from being grabbed, read and saved by an unknown party. You can only use SSL when you have an SSL certificate. This can be bought from a certificate authority. After which you are now ready to install it on your web server.
What is Plesk?
The cPanel of Plesk web hosting permits people to set up SSL certificates. It helps you generate requests for the certificate and lets you transfer the bought certificate following an automatic installation. Now you are able to use this on your site and receive visitors with a secured HTTP connection. A secure HTTP or HTTPS entails key encryption that guards its visitors from having personal information stolen by another party. You will learn the importance of using it especially if you have websites that includes bank transactions, credit cards, authenticated documents or any other data that can compromise sensitive files.
- First, sign in the Plesk account manager as the administrator and click the Domains link on the left site navigation area of your page.
- Select the domain in which you would like to add the SSL certificate to. Remember that the certificate will apply to the root folder and all sub folders of the domain name.
- Click the certificates icon.
- Select the icon Add New Certificate.
- Enter a name for your reference to identify the certificate, encryption level and the name to be displayed on the certificate. Enter the website that will be used for the certificate as the host name including the sub domain only if it is required.
- Double click just to make sure that the details are correct then click Request button. Generate a certificate request that you will submit to the CA or Certified Authority.
- Return to the previous page. Click on the Server menu option and then click Certificates to go back to the certificate storage area.
- Select the location of the certificate received from the certificate authority in the dialog box. Copy the CSR (Certificate Signing Request) and the Private key. Click Send File to upload the certificate to the server.
- When you are done submitting the CA, your SSL certificate will now be installed on the domain that you chose.
- Start browsing the domain page using “HTTPS” instead of plain “HTTP” in order to generate a safe connection. After which the web browser will show the connection is secure as indicated by the little padlock.
Now that you already installed it on your server, your clients are now confident in browsing your website, knowing that it’s secure.