Installing SSL Certificate to Shared Hosting (DirectAdmin)
No matter, if you ordered SSL certificate using our system or from somewhere else, you can easily install it into our Shared Hosting server. Here is how:
- Log in to your Clients Area page: https://billing.hostens.com/clientarea
- Choose Services > Web Hosting and then choose your Shared Hosting package;
- On the left menu, press "SSL Certificates";
- Make sure that SSL is Enabled for specific domain, which you want to install SSL to, if not, you can enable it by pressing the button "Enable".
Once this is done, you will need to upload the certificate files, which can be provided by your SSL certificate issuer or you if you ordered by us, they are accessible within your Clients Area page (Services > SSL Certificates > Your certificate) - you will be able to download them, you will also need the Private Key, which you should have gotten when generating CSR. Uploading certificate files are simple, just get back to the previous page (Services > Web Hosting > Shared Hosting package > SSL Certificates), when you have collected all the required files
- You can start with Certificate (CRT) by pressing "Generate, view, or upload SSL certificate";
- Then pressing the "Upload a New Certificate" button;
- You will need to paste your Certificate and Private Key and then save the changes by pressing "Save Certificate";
- Last, you need to upload Certification Authority (CA), by pressing "Upload a CA Root Certificate", then just paste it into the blank field and to save press "Upload CA Root Certificate" once again.
Once this is done, you will have to wait a bit and your certificate will be installed. You will be bale to check it with 3rd party tools like: https://www.sslshopper.com/ssl-checker.html
Note. You do not upload CSR, as you have presented it earlier when ordering a certificate from our website. However, if you ordered certificate elsewhere,
To sum up, remember that in order to install a certificate you need to enable SSL on your specific domain, upload Certificate, Private Key and Certification Authority files or just paste it content to the right fields. However, keep in mind that when SSL is issued your website can still be showing the website as not safe. This is because you website might have some content which is accessed not directly from your server, but from other external sources, which do not use SSL - you will need to correct such links, if needed.