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Free cPanel cert - does it create a vhost entry?

Discussion in 'Security' started by brooks, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. brooks

    brooks Registered

    Jan 15, 2003
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    For anyone who has installed the free cPanel backed SSL cert could you be so kind as to check to see if it creates a vhost entry for the host itself in the httpd.conf file? If so, does it make it the first vhost port 443, making it the default? Thanks in advance.
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager Staff Member

    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello @brooks,

    The AutoSSL feature installs certificates on Virtual Hosts that already exist, and this subsequently results in a new Virtual Host for the domain name over port 443. It wouldn't install a certificate if no Virtual Host existed for the domain name or subdomain.

    Additional information about the AutoSSL feature is available at:

    Manage AutoSSL - Documentation - cPanel Documentation

    Let us know if you have any questions.

    Thank you.
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