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VPS & Dedicated Hosting: Manage Login SSL Certificates

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You will need an SSL Certificate to log in securely to WHM, cPanel, and webmail. You can purchase a signed certificate from an SSL certificate provider with the name of your choice, for example, secure.primarydomain.com or login.primarydomain.com. To install and manage the service certificate,

  1. Log in to the WHM by going to yourdomain.com/whm in a browser. Replace yourdomain.com with your domain.
  2. Once you get to the login page, enter your username and password.
    • Username will be root.
    • Password will be the root password for your server.
      The WHM Login Page
  3. If this is your first time logging into the WHM, you may see a page titled Feature Showcase. Click on Exit to WHM at the bottom of the page.
    Feature Showcase
  4. In the WHM Search box on the left side, enter Service Configuration.
  5. Click on the Manage Service SSL Certificates from the list.
    WHM Manage Service SSL Certificates
  6. For the Calendar, cPanel, WebDisk, Webmail, and WHM Services, click Apply Certificate to Another Service under Actions.WHM Manage Service SSL Certificates

    Note: When you purchased the certificate, you received three files. Please ensure you have all three files before continuing.

  7. Paste the .crt file in the space provided, and click Browse. The subdomain name will be displayed. 
  8. Paste the content of the .key and the CA bundle files in the spaces provided.
  9. Scroll down and click Submit.
  10. In the Server Configuration section, click Tweak Settings.
    WHM Tweak Settings
  11. Click the Redirection tab.
    WHM Tweak Settings Redirection tab

    Note: Make sure the always redirect to SSL option is set to On.

  12. Click Save.

If you need further assistance, feel free to contact us via Chat or Phone:

  • Chat Support - While on our website, you should see a CHAT bubble in the bottom right-hand corner of the page. Click anywhere on the bubble to begin a chat session.
  • Phone Support -
    • US: 888-401-4678
    • International: +1 801-765-9400

You may also refer to our Knowledge Base articles to help answer common questions and guide you through various setup, configuration, and troubleshooting steps.

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