How to Install GoDaddy SSL Certificate on cPanel in 3 steps[ Complete Guide ]


GoDaddy provides different types of SSL certificates, based on your website requirements you can purchase one. In this article, I will explain step by step guide to install GoDaddy SSL certificate on cPanel.

So let’s get started.

Godaddy SSL Certificate Installation Steps

I am considering, you already purchased SSL certificate from Godaddy. I will explain steps to generate certificate and installation steps.

Step 1: CSR generation for SSL certificate in Cpanel

For SSL installation, first you have to generate CSR(Certificate Signing Request) of the domain. Login to cPanel dashboard and go to SSL/TLS.

cPanel SSL dashboard

On SSL dashboard, click on Certificate Signing Requests (CSR) to generate CSR key.

CSR generate in cPanel

Now, fill up the CSR generation form and click on Generate. In CSR generation form you may fill only star marked fields. Also, don’t use any password in CSR generation.

After generating domain CSR, copy the CSR code completely.

copy CSR

Step 2: SSL generate on GoDaddy

Go to GoDaddy dashboard and find SSL Certificates under My Products. Click Manage All to configure SSL for the domain.

SSL certificates configure

Now, configure newly purchased SSL certificate.

Setup new SSL on GoDaddy

After clicking Set up, you will need to identify the primary domain. You can generate CSR here also, but for this, you must have a domain registered with GoDaddy. Insert the CSR in the text box and click on Continue.

Based on the CSR, system will detect the domain name.

SSL generate on GoDaddy

Your GoDaddy SSL certificate in now generated and you will get one email from GoDaddy.

Now download the certificate by selecting server type. In my case, it is apache server.

Download SSL from Godaddy

A zip file will be download. Now extract the zip file, you will get three file.

Step 3: Upload the SSL certificate in cPanel SSL

Again go back to SSL manager on cPanel dashboard, click on Certificate.

Upload new SSL on GoDaddy

On Certificate dashboard, upload the file which has alphabets and number mixed with crt extension, not gd_bundle crt file.

Browse the file from your system download directory.

Browse SSL on cPanel

After uploading, you can click install on the upload certificate to complete your SSL installation.

SSL uploaded ob certificates

When you complete installation process your will get a popup with successful installation message.

SSL installation Success message

Hurray, you successfully installed GoDaddy SSL Certificate on cPanel.


How can you install SSL in cPanel GoDaddy?

You can install SSL on cPanel SSL/TLS section by uploading certificate CRT file.

How can I get a free SSL certificate?

You can get free SSL certificate from Let’s encrypt SSL repository.

Does GoDaddy offer free SSL?

No, you have to purchase certificate from GoDaddy.


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