A cPanel is a web-based control panel that is used for managing your web hosting service accounts. It provides you with the tools that you need in order to successfully create, administer, and manage your websites using your favorite web browser.
Let’s encrypt is an SSL certificate that gives protection of the website; it is a free open source SSL certificate from a Certificate Authority (CA). A CA is a certificate company that issue SSL certificates and give the confirmation that a website is protected by installing a padlock at their website URL.
You get a cPanel account when you buy hosting or a domain from a hosting company. The cPanel allows for installation of the let’s encrypt to allow for administration of your security certificate.
When Let’s Encrypt is activated for a cPanel account, certificates are created for every existing domain and any domain that is added later.
Installing Let’s encrypt on cPanel
The following are the steps to take when installing the let’s encrypt to your cPanel account:
Access the cPanel by going to the http://yourdomain/cpanel/
Locate the let’s encrypt SSL. After successfully entering the cPanel, locate the security section and click on the let’s encrypt SSL icon.
If you cannot find the icon contact your hosting provider for assistance.
After entering the let’s encrypt SSL, check the checkbox “issue a new certificate” and tick the boxes near your domain name. After that click “issue multiple”, tick the box on primary near the domain without www and tick the box near text install mail “SSL certificate for yourdomain.com”
If you tick the box near install mail then it will grant the ability to use SSL (secure sockets layer) when transmitting data between mail clients and servers. This will keep your sent and received mail secure.
To proceed press issue.
The SSL is now installed onto the domain “yourdomain.com” using the IP address. This message should appear on your screen if everything was correct “Apache is restarting in the background”. After a few seconds you will be able to use your website with SSL.
If you get an error message instead, ask for assistance from your hosting provider they will help you gladly.
The purpose of let’s encrypt cPanel is to help in the administering of the SSL certificate; it provides you with the tools needed to make any changes to the certificate or to upgrade and also do your renewals without involving your CA.
The whole process of generating, installing, and renewing SSL certificates is done automatically. (The server has a process running that automatically renews Let’s Encrypt certificates every 90 days so they stay valid.)
All Truehost webhosting and reseller have cPanel accounts that allows installation of the let’s encrypt and gives all the capabilities of the administration and configurations.
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