Title: How to Generate a CSR and Install a Third-Party SSL Certificate in Domain India Web Hosting
Introduction: At Domain India, we prioritize the security and trust of our clients. Although we offer free SSL certificates with all our web hosting packages, some customers may prefer to use a third-party SSL certificate. In this guide, we will explain how to generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) and install a third-party SSL certificate in your Domain India web hosting account.
Step 1: Generate a CSR To obtain a third-party SSL certificate, you must first generate a CSR. This request contains information about your domain and company that the Certificate Authority (CA) will use to issue your SSL certificate. Follow these steps to generate a CSR in Domain India:
- Log in to your Domain India account at www.domainindia.com/login.
- Navigate to the control panel of the web hosting package where you want to generate the CSR.
- Locate the "Security" section and click on "SSL/TLS Manager."
- In the "Private Keys (KEY)" section, click on "Generate, view, upload, or delete your private keys."
- Choose a key size (we recommend 2048-bit or higher for optimal security) and click "Generate."
- Copy the generated private key and save it in a secure location; you will need it later when installing your SSL certificate.
- Go back to the "SSL/TLS Manager" and click on "Generate, view, or delete SSL certificate signing requests" under the "Certificate Signing Requests (CSR)" section.
- Fill out the form with the required information, including your domain name, company details, and the private key you generated in Step 5.
- Click "Generate" to create your CSR.
Step 2: Obtain a Third-Party SSL Certificate With your CSR in hand, you can now purchase a third-party SSL certificate from your preferred Certificate Authority (CA). Follow their instructions to complete the purchase and validation process. The CA will issue an SSL certificate, typically in the form of a .crt file, once they have verified your domain and company information.
Step 3: Install the SSL Certificate To install the third-party SSL certificate in your Domain India web hosting account, follow these steps:
- Log in to your Domain India account and navigate to the control panel of the web hosting package where you want to install the SSL certificate.
- Click on "SSL/TLS Manager" in the "Security" section.
- In the "Certificates (CRT)" section, click on "Generate, view, upload, or delete SSL certificates."
- Upload the .crt file provided by the CA, or copy and paste the certificate content into the provided text box.
- Click "Upload" to install your SSL certificate.
Your third-party SSL certificate is now installed and active on your Domain India web hosting account. If you encounter any issues during this process or need further assistance, please visit our Knowledgebase (https://www.domainindia.com/login/knowledgebase) or submit a support ticket (https://www.domainindia.com/login/submitticket.php?step=2&deptid=1). Our support team is always ready to help!