SSL Certificate Installation

This is a tutorial on how to install SSL certificate.


To install an SSL certificate

Click the SSL icon on the control panel.                                                                           ssl                                                 

Select the domain for which you wish to install the certificate.

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You can install a shared SSL certificate or a dedicated SSL certificate. You can’t have both shared and dedicated SSL certificates installed.

 

a. Using our shared SSL certificate

You can use our shared SSL certificate instead of purchasing a certificate of your own. Unlike a regular SSL certificate, it is free and doesn’t require a dedicated IP, while still belonging to an equally trusted Certificate Authority.

To use our shared SSL:

  • Click the SSL icon on the control panel.                                         ssl

  • If the icon is currently off then click the button under the shared SSL column to turn it on.

  • The secure certificate would look like this:

    https://domain.cp14.ixsecure.com instead of https://domain.com

b. Dedicated SSL certificate installation:

To sign up for a dedicated SSL certificate with us, please launch following link in browser:

http://www.ixwebhosting.com/products/ssl-certificate and click on this button:

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After this our team will be happy to review your request and install SSL certificate on your domain.

Note: Dedicated SSL certificate is a paid service. One year subscription will cost $49.95.

с. How to install SSL certificates purchased from third-party vendor.

 

If you wish to install SSL certificate purchased from third-party vendor on our server you should generate it based on CSR file created from our side. We will gladly proceed with this file generating for you as soon as you provide us with the following information via ticketing system, Live Chat or by phone:

 

  1. Country Name (2 letter code) [AU]:
  2. State or Province Name (full name) [Some-State]:
  3. Locality Name (eg, city) []:
  4. Organization Name (eg, company) [Internet Widgits Pty Ltd]:
  5. Organizational Unit Name (eg, section) []:
  6. Common Name (eg, domain name) [www.example.com]:
  7. Email Address (optional for most SSL issuers) []:
  8. Challenge password (optional for most SSL issuers) []:
  9. Company name (optional for most SSL issuers) []:

Once you receive CSR and KEY files please follow these instructions on SSL certificate installation:

 

Please provide CSR and KEY files to your certificate provider who will then generate for you a private key, and a signed certificate. They may, depending on provider, also provide you with a certificate chain file. We have facilities for this, so this is no problem.

 

Once you have received the private key and signed certificate, please log into your account Dashboard → go to My Products section and hit Manage button under hosting plan in which the target domain resides:

 

- Select the SSL icon from this list.                                                       ssl

 

- Click Import SSL certificate beside the domain for which you are installing the SSL.

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- Open the private key and certificate files in a text editor, and copy and paste each file into the appropriate boxes. Please be sure to keep the top and bottom lines that say BEGIN and END along with all of the dashes. Once you have these two boxes filled out, click Sumbit.

 

- Assuming all was entered correctly, this should land you back on the Edit SSL page showing your domain names. If your certificate came with additional files, such as the chain file mentioned above, click the new EDIT button that now appears beside your domain, and you can enter additional files just like you did the first two above.

 

You could check if SSL certificate has been successfully installed by placing your domain name into this link: https://www.sslshopper.com/ssl-checker.html

 

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