In this digital age, data security has become an essential concern for every internet user. This is why website owners employ SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates on their websites. SSL ensures that the data exchanged between a web server and a browser remains secure and private.
However, there might be situations where you need to remove an existing SSL certificate, such as a self-signed SSL or any other SSL, and install a new one. DomainIndia, a renowned web hosting provider, offers an easy way to manage SSL certificates through its cPanel interface. This article will guide you on how to remove and install SSL certificates in your DomainIndia cPanel Shared Hosting.
Step 1: Accessing SSL/TLS Manager in cPanel
- Log into your DomainIndia cPanel account.
- Scroll down to the 'Security' section.
- Click on the 'SSL/TLS' icon to open the SSL/TLS Manager.
Step 2: Removing Existing SSL Certificate
For a Self-Signed SSL Certificate:
- In the SSL/TLS Manager, click on 'Manage SSL sites' under the 'Install and Manage SSL for your site (HTTPS)' section.
- Find the domain with the self-signed SSL certificate from the list.
- Click on 'Uninstall'. Confirm your decision by clicking 'Uninstall' again in the pop-up box. The self-signed SSL certificate will be removed.
For Other SSL Certificates:
- Click on 'Certificate Signing Requests (CSR)' or 'Private Keys (KEY)' under the 'Certificate Signing Requests (CSR)' section in SSL/TLS Manager, based on what you want to remove.
- Locate the domain name whose CSR or KEY you want to delete.
- Click 'Delete', then confirm your decision in the pop-up box. The selected SSL certificate will be removed.
Step 3: Installing AutoSSL
AutoSSL is a feature that automatically installs domain-validated SSL certificates. Here's how to enable it:
- From your cPanel's main page, scroll down to the 'Security' section.
- Click on the 'SSL/TLS Status' icon.
- You will see a list of your websites. To install AutoSSL, check the box next to the domain name you want to secure and click 'Run AutoSSL'. Wait for a few minutes for the process to complete.
Step 4: Checking SSL Status
After you've installed AutoSSL, it's important to verify that it is active and protecting your website:
- Return to the 'SSL/TLS Status' page in cPanel.
- Look at the status next to your domain name. If the installation was successful, it should display a lock icon and say 'AutoSSL Domain Validated'.
Remember, it can take a few hours for SSL changes to propagate across the internet. If the status doesn't update immediately, wait and check back later.
SSL certificates are crucial for maintaining the trust of your website's visitors and protecting their data. With DomainIndia's cPanel, managing these certificates, whether it's removing an old one or installing a new one, is straightforward. Just remember, always ensure your website has an active SSL certificate to keep your site secure and your visitors safe.