How to Install SSL Certificates in Plesk 10
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Installing SSL Certificates in Plesk 10 for VPS

Plesk 10.1 is not yet offered, please refer to Plesk-VPS 9.5 KB articles for existing myhosting.com services.

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SSL certificates are used for establishing secure communication channels on the Internet and for verifying website identity. When users visit a secure online store, they are notified that all sensitive data, such as credit card numbers, will be transferred over a secure channel.

  • Let's see how to install SSL certificates in Plesk.

1. Click the Websites & Domains tab.

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2. Go to SSL Certificates.

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3. Click Manage next to the domain for which you want to create a certificate.

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4. Click Add SSL Certificate.

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5. Enter a name, for your records only.

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6. Make sure the provided information is correct, then click Request.

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7. Click the name of the certificate.

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  • Locate the CSR section.

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  • Here is the certificate request and private key that were generated when we clicked the request button.
  • You will need to provide this information to an SSL Vendor when purchasing a certificate.
  • Once you've purchased the certificate, you will need to upload the file or paste it as text here.

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8. Click Cancel to return to where you were.

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  • Instead of purchasing a certificate, you can create your own self-signed one. However, be aware that doing this will show a message to your visitors warning that the certificate may not be trusted or valid.

9. Return to SSL Certificates.

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10. Click Manage.

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11. Click this icon.

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12. Fill out the form as we did a moment ago.

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13. This time, click Self-Signed.

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14. Let's view the generated certificate.

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  • Here is the private key and certificate that were generated.

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  • Now let's configure Plesk to use this certificate.

15. Return to Websites & Domains.

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16. Then go to Web Hosting Settings.

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17. In the Certificate drop-down, choose the self-signed SSL certificate we just created.

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18. Click OK.

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19. Now let's make sure SSL is enabled on this domain.

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  • As you can see here, SSL was in fact enabled. If you don't see a checkbox here and if SSL is disabled, you will need to contact your web host

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20. When finished here, click OK.

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That's it! You now know how to install SSL certificates in Plesk.

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