This FAQ covers the steps involved with installing an SSL certificate in your Full Control Hosting package.
|What you'll need to get started:|
|A Full Control Hosting package with your domain attached|
|An email address from the approved list of addresses to receive the SSL approver email.|
|* You can simply create/delete the email in your full control package as needed|
To start the process you'll need to create the Certificate Signing Request (CSR) in your Full Control Hosting Package.
Log into your Full Control Hosting package through your Hosting Manager, scroll to the domain you wish to add an SSL Certificate for, and click SSL/TLS Certificates.
You'll see a list of the certificates you already have, if any, and an option to upload an existing certificate. Here we're just going to start with a new certificate request. Click Add SSL/TLS Certificate.
Add the domain name for the certificate you want to install, and fill in all necessary fields with your organization's information.
The required fields are marked with an asterisk *
|If you're creating a certificate for your root domain, yourdomain.com, you should always create your certificate request for the www. version of your domain: www.yourdomain.com. This will ensure both the www and the root domain are secured with the SSL, and can avoid some conflicts later.|
Once the form is filled out, click Request.
You'll be returned to the SSL screen and you should see your certificate populated in your list.
Click on the domain name/certificate request to view the properties, and scroll down to the CSR. It should look like this:
Copy all of that text, including the parts that read -----BEGIN/END CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----
You will use that CSR to purchase your SSL Certificate.
You can follow the steps in this FAQ to purchase your SSL Certificate
Once you have purchased and downloaded your SSL certificate you'll need to import that certificate into your Full Control Hosting package. Your downloaded certificate includes several files, and the two in particular we'll need are the ones labelled X509.cert and INTER.cert
To do so, navigate back to your SSL/TLS Certificate section in your Full Control Hosting package.
You should see your (incomplete) SSL certificate listed. Click on the certificate/domain name to return to the page where you copied the CSR in the above steps.
Scroll down to the section that reads Upload the Certificate Files:
Beside Certificate (*.crt) you should click Choose File and select your X509.cert file
Beside CA certificate (*-ca.crt) you should click Choose File and select your INTER.cert file
Then click Upload Certificate
Once those files are uploaded you have to apply that certificate to your domain.
Go back to the main page of your Full Control Hosting package and navigate to Hosting Settings:
In the Hosting Settings locate the Security section
Put a check beside Permanent SEO-safe 301 redirect from HTTP to HTTPS and in the drop down beside Certificate select your new certificate.