Can I Transfer the SSL Certificate That I’ve Purchased Elsewhere?

Updated on October 31, 2017

Yes, you can transfer the SSL certificate. These can typically be extracted from the cPanel directly or from the file manager. To add the certificate to your site please log in to the dashboard, click on a site, go to the Tools tab and click the “Add Custom HTTPS Credentials” button to get started.

Add Custom HTTPS Credentials

Add Custom HTTPS Credentials

To use custom credentials you will need to have a .key and a .cert file prepared. Then click “Next.”

Custom HTTPS certificate step 1

Custom HTTPS certificate step 1

You will then be able to add your private key and certificate. Note: Some customers will also want to add their intermediate certificate as well. Most SSL providers will email you a .crt file and a .ca-bundle file. Paste the contents of your .crt file in the “Certificate” section first and then the contents of the .ca-bundle file below it. You can use a text editor like Notepad or TextMate to open the certificate and bundle files. If you don’t have or know your intermediate certificate you can use a free tool like https://whatsmychaincert.com/ to generate it. Then click “Apply Certificate.”

Custom HTTPS certificate step 2

Custom HTTPS certificate step 2

 

If you have questions please just get in touch via a support ticket and we’re happy to help.

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