Install an SSL Certificate on a Plesk server
You can install your SSL Certificate to a Plesk Server by doing the following:
- Sign in to your Plesk Control Panel.
- For Plesk 8, select Home and go to the bottom of the page. For Plesk 11, select Websites & Domains from the menu at the top.
- Click on the Domain name you want to install your certificate for.
- Find Services, then click on the Certificates icon located under it.
- Select Install End Entity/Domain & CA Certificates.
The SSL is now added to your server and assigned to the domain that you chose. Now you need to upload the rest of your Certificates.
Upload Entity/Domain Certificate
Click Choose File and locate the extracted End Entity/Domain certificate. This will typically be yourDomainName.crt. Click Send File to complete the installation.
Upload CA Certificate
Click Choose File and locate the extracted CA certificate. This will typically be yourDomainName.ca-bundle. Click Send File to complete this installation.
Now you need to add your certificates to your site's certificate repository.
Adding Certificates to site's certificate repository
You can add Certificates to site's certificate repository by doing the following:
- Open yourDomainName.crt and yourDomainName.ca-bundle in your favorite text editor.
- Copy and paste the contents of yourDomainName.crt to the Certificate section.
- Copy and paste the contents of yourDomainName.ca-bundle to the CA Certificate section.
- Once you're finished, click Send Text.
Your certificate has now been added to your site's certificate repository. Now you must enable your site to make TLS-secured connections.
Enabling a Site for SSL
You can enable site for SSL by doing the following:
|Step 1.||Click Server tab from the top menu.|
|Step 2.||Click IP Addresses from the Tools and Resources section.|
|Step 3.||Select your IP address.|
|Step 4.||From the SSL Certificate drop-down box select the certificate that was just installed above and click OK.|
|Step 5.||Check the status of your IP Address and Certificate.|
|Note:If there is no Certificate drop-down box in this area, this means that you are on a shared hosting account and therefore you need to upgrade your hosting package and purchase a dedicated/static IP address from your hosting provider.|
You must be logged in as administrator before continuing!
You have now enabled the site for SSL. If applicable, you may need to restart your Apache Service.
Restart Apache Service
This tutorial shows you how to restart Apache Service. You can restart Apache Service by doing the following:
|Step 1.||Click the Server tab from the menu at the top.|
|Step 2.||Click on Services Management in the Server Management section.|
|Step 3.||Stop and Start the Apache process. Icons are Start, Stop and Restart.|
|Note: Do not simply restart the Apache Service. You must stop the service, then start it again to complete the installation.|
Congratulations, you have restarted Apache Service. You're done!
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