How do I install an SSL Certificate?

If you read our recent article about whether or not you need an SSL then you may be expecting the logical follow-up – How do I install an SSL? This is where work can either be intense or easily breezed past depending on which service you go with.

How do I install an SSL?
Secure Socket Layer

If you purchased WordPress hosting through us then installation couldn’t be easier! The following video shows how the process works on GoDaddy, and it works exactly the same way in your The Web Doctor account! Certainly, you were given the first year of a certificate complimentary with your plan if you purchased Ultimate WordPress Hosting at the annual rate.

SSL Certificate

Standard SSL (1-Site)

$67.99 / per year

Protect 1 site.

  • Domain validation
  • SHA-2 & 2048-bit encryption.
  • Boost SEO rankings
  • Fast issuance in 5min
  • Display HTTPS & padlock
  • Security trust seal
  • Support unlimited servers
  • Free unlimited reissues
  • $100,000 USD warranty
WordPress

WordPress Ultimate

$16.99 / per month

Everything in Deluxe plan + top-notch security.

  • 2 websites
  • 30GB SSD storage
  • 400,000 monthly visitors
  • One-click staging site
  • SSH/SFTP
  • Search engine optimization plugin
  • Malware scan & removal
  • 1-year SSL certificate to secure customer data and increase search rankings. Included with annual plans only.*

*After the initial free year, the certificate will automatically renew at the then-current price until canceled. You can cancel your automatic renewal certificate at any time.

How do I install an SSL Cert under cPanel?

Did you purchase cPanel hosting with us? Awesome, we certainly appreciate you for it! So these instructions should make the installation process as painless as possible. For example, check out the following resource from GoDaddy themselves.

https://videos.godaddy.com/detail/video/6020162233001/install-an-ssl-on-cpanel

Also, this video sheds light on the steps you need to take to get your certificate up and running on cPanel.

SSL Certificate

Premium SSL (1-Site)

$149.99 / per year

Protect 1 site.

  • Extended validation
  • SHA-2 & 2048-bit encryption.
  • Boost SEO rankings
  • Display HTTPS & padlock
  • Green address bar
  • Security trust seal
  • Support unlimited servers
  • Free unlimited reissues
  • $1,000,000 USD warranty

cPanel Hosting

cPanel Ultimate

$16.99 / per month

cPanel Hosting that’s easy, reliable and lightning-fast.

  • Unlimited websites
  • Unlimited space
  • Unlimited bandwidth*
  • 1000 email accounts**
  • Unlimited MySQL databases (1 GB ea.)
  • 2X Processing power & memory (available for Linux/cPanel only)
  • Premium DNS
  • 1-year SSL certificate to secure customer data and increase search rankings. Included with annual plans only.***

*We don’t limit the amount of storage and bandwidth your site can use as long as it complies with our Hosting Agreement. Should your website bandwidth or storage usage present a risk to the stability, performance or uptime of our servers, we will notify you via email and you may be required to upgrade, or we may restrict the resources your website is using. It’s very rare that a website violates our Hosting Agreement and is typically only seen in sites that use hosting for file sharing or storage.

**Email account storage is limited to 1000 email accounts with 1 GB of total storage.

***After the initial free year, the certificate will automatically renew at the then-current price until canceled. You can cancel your automatic renewal certificate at any time.

How do I install a Certificate on Plesk?

Plesk is a great environment for server management, but how do you install an SSL certificate in it? The following resource provides concise information which makes the process fairly simple.

Windows Hosting

Plesk Ultimate

$16.99 / per month

Handles the most traffic and complex sites.

  • Unlimited websites
  • Unmetered storage
  • Unmetered bandwidth*
  • Unlimited MySQL databases (1GB each)
  • Unlimited MSSQL databases (200MB each)
  • Unlimited FTP users
  • Premium DNS
  • 1-year SSL certificate to secure customer data and increase search rankings. Included with annual plans only.**

*We don’t limit the amount of storage and bandwidth your site can use as long as it complies with our Hosting Agreement. Should your website bandwidth or storage usage present a risk to the stability, performance or uptime of our servers, we will notify you via email and you may be required to upgrade, or we may restrict the resources your website is using. It’s very rare that a website violates our Hosting Agreement and is typically only seen in sites that use hosting for file sharing or storage.

**After the initial free year, the certificate will automatically renew at the then-current price until canceled. You can cancel your automatic renewal certificate at any time.

How do I install a UCC Certificate?

Did you purchase a UCC SSL for multiple websites? Firstly, congratulations on your ambitions aspirations! Second, please review the following breakdown for how the process of installing a 5 site certificate works step by step.

SSL Certificate

Standard SSL (5-Site)

$99.99 / per year

Protect 5 sites.

  • Domain validation
  • SHA-2 & 2048-bit encryption.
  • Boost SEO rankings
  • Fast issuance in 5min
  • Display HTTPS & padlock
  • Security trust seal
  • Support unlimited servers
  • Free unlimited reissues
  • $100,000 USD warranty
SSL Certificate

Premium SSL (5-Site)

$349.99 / per year

Protect 5 sites.

  • Extended validation
  • SHA-2 & 2048-bit encryption.
  • Boost SEO rankings
  • Display HTTPS & padlock
  • Green address bar
  • Security trust seal
  • Support unlimited servers
  • Free unlimited reissues
  • $1,000,000 USD warranty

How do I install a FREE SSL Certificate?

We hear ya!

We hear ya, and we got ya covered! As a result, for Let’s Encrypt enthusiasts especially, the following instructional videos will guide you through the process of securing a certificate and then provides details on how to install them. Feel Free to use your complimentary certificates with us! To clarify, free is good!

Finally, did we miss anything? Please use the comment form below to let us know how we can improve our next article. SSL, hosting or otherwise any service you’re particularly interested in!

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