We at x10Premium are happy to announce a new feature that is now available for all of our premium web hosting accounts: free SSL Certificates! If you have a premium web hosting account with us, with a recent update to our servers, you are now able to generate your own SSL Certificate via cPanel. The new SSL Certificates are different from the self signed SSL Certificates, and are very easy to install on your own! With this blog post, we will go over the simple process of installing a new SSL Certificate for any domain or subdomain with our recent update.
Installing Free SSL Certificates
First, you will need to log into your cPanel account with us at x10premium.com. After you’re logged in, look for Let’s Encrypt SSL logo under the Security category and click it. On the following page you will see a list of all of the domains and subdomains you have added to your web hosting account. If you already have an SSL Certificate installed, you will see them here at the top of the page. You will be able to remove, view, and reinstall any existing SSL Certificates.
To install a new SSL Certificate, find the domain or subdomain you would like to install the SSL Certificate for. If you’re looking to install on a domain and all related subdomains, you will need to issue an SSL for each domain or subdomain separately. Once you have found the domain, click on issue to the far right of the domain name.
Here you will have a few additional options for the SSL Ceritficate you’re about to install. You will be able to select any aliases of your domain to also have the SSL issued for:
- domain.com: This option is not always available. However, we would recommend selecting this option when it is available.
- www.domain.com: If you’re looking to force www for your domain, please make sure to select this option! We recommend selecting this if you’re using issuing the SSL for any standard domain.
- www.domain.maindomain.com: This option is not always available when issuing an SSL and is not necessary for any standard SSL installations.
After you have selected which alias you would like to have, there is one final option you can have the SSL Certificate issued for: SMTP/IMAP for your domain. This option would only affect emails, and setting up email accounts with third party clients.
Once you have selected which options you want for the SSL Certificate, click on Issue at the bottom of the page. It may take a few moments for cPanel to complete the request, but you will receive a confirmation of a successful install on the next page. You have successfully installed your free SSL Certificate for your domain!
You can install more than one SSL Certificate on your web hosting account with x10Premium! After you’ve installed one free SSL Certificate, go ahead and install another for a different domain if you need it. Be sure you are following our Facebook and Twitter pages to stay up to date with the latest in webmaster tips, updates for web software, everything x10Hosting, and more!