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Getting started with SSL

Discussion in 'Security' started by Gavin Cooper, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. Gavin Cooper

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    Hi Everyone,

    I've just spun up a new VDS cPanel server, on which I have root access. I've used cPanel / WHM on shared hosting platforms for years and so just need to get a feel for the extra 'root' elements of administration.

    My current uncertainty is regarding SSL certificates.

    Although I have root access, I've also setup my company's domain as a reseller - we'll call it mydomain.com.

    I want to be able to provide SSL/TLS on E-mails (for me and my client domains) and also stop the SSL warning errors on webmail and cPanel access. I'm fairly sure what I want is possible, I just don't know the terminology to search for - so my apologies if this is a frequently asked question.

    How can I set this up on mydomain.com so that it is shared for all of my clients' domains also?

    Can I do this with a self-signed certificate or would (should) I go with a paid cert? If paid, I assume this is what a 'wildcard' certificate is?

    Some steps, best practice, advice and terminology pointers would be hugely appreciated!

    Thanks for your time.

    Gavin
     
  2. dalem

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    the service SSL for your servers hostname.domain.com
    Manage Service SSL Certificates

    No you will get the error
     
  3. cPanelMichael

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    Hello,

    You can install SSL certificates for services via:

    "WHM Home >> Service Configuration >> Manage Service SSL Certificate"

    You will need to use a commercial certificate to avoid warnings regarding the trustworthiness of the certificate authority. Documentation on this option is available at:

    Manage Service SSL Certificates

    Thank you.
     
  4. Icomm

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    Do you recommend any specific SSL Certificate? I want to use in my website about - Removed - and i don't know what is the best option in the market.

    I pretend to protect the database, we ask with frequency for email and in our payment page, where the customers can add their credit card to do a payment.

    Thanks
     
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  5. cPanelMichael

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    Hello :)

    We don't advise using any particular certificate provider over another. You are welcome to seek out user-feedback on that question, or post the question on an alternate forum such as WebHostingTalk.

    Thank you.
     
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