How to Install SSL with Let’s Encrypt Using cPanel

You don’t have to know the cryptography to install SSL certificates.

Do you know Let’s Encrypt, you can secure your website for free? Now you can we will show you, how to install SSL with Let’s Encrypt by using cPanel.

What is Let’s Encrypt SSL?

Let’s Encrypt is a non-profit certificate authority run by Internet Security Research Group that provides X.509 Let’s Encrypt is a non-profit certificate authority run by Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) that provides X.509 certificates for Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption at no charge. It is the world’s largest certificate authority, used by more than 265 million websites, with the goal of all websites being secure and using HTTPS. The Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), the provider of the service, is a public benefit organization. Major sponsors include the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the Mozilla Foundation, OVH, Cisco Systems, Facebook, Google Chrome, Internet Society, AWS, NGINX, and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Other partners include the certificate authority IdenTrust, the University of Michigan (U-M), and the Linux Foundation.

How to Install Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate in cPanel

  • Open your cPanel by accessing http://yourdomain.com:2083 or http://yourdomain.com/cpanel
  • Check to the Security section and click on the Let’s Encrypt SSL icon.
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If you cannot find the Let’s Encrypt SSL menu, you can contact with our live chat for an immediate solution.

  • You can find Issue a new certificate section, click the +Issue button for the domain you want to secure.
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  • Make sure you have tick the options for your domain name (non-www and www) and mail server (mail.domainname.com). Next, choose http-01 as the validation method.
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  • When everything is done, hit Issue.

If the installation is successful, you’ll get the following message: “The SSL certificate is now installed onto the domain “yourdomain.com” using the IP address. Apache is restarting in the background.

Using SSL protocol is must for every website owner. It does not only protect you from online attacks but also makes your site more trusted. To achieve that, you don’t always have to buy an SSL certificate. Take a look at Let’s Encrypt, which offers the same level of protection for free.

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