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    SitePoint Guru phantom007's Avatar
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    Question cPanel >> How to generate self-signed certificate

    Hello

    I have a domain hosted on a webhosting on a shared server / shared IP with cPanel access (not WHM).

    I wish to have https enabled for my domain so that i can open my domain in both the ways:

    http://domain.com
    and
    https://domain.com

    I believe if you use a self-signed certificate you do not have to pay anything to anyone.

    I followed the tutorial at https://kb.uk2.net/web-hosting/how-t...lf-signed-ssl/

    On that tutorial they have mentioned "STEP 10: On the page that loads you will then click on the link under Activate SSL on Your Web Site."

    But I could not find the "Activate SSL on Your Web Site" link on cPanel anywhere. Can u please help me do the same or help get achieve https for my domain?


    Many thanks in advance

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    Certified Ethical Hacker silver trophybronze trophy dklynn's Avatar
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    c10,

    Welcome to SitePoint!

    With the latest cPanel, look under Security then click on the SSL/TSL Manager link. You must go through the steps there to get your private key, server signing requests and installation of secure server certificates.

    Of course, you MUST have a dedicated IP address and your host may have modified the cPanel you have been provided.

    Regards,

    DK
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    SitePoint Guru phantom007's Avatar
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    hi

    thanks for reply.

    can u pls explain why a dedicated ip is required and shared ip will not work in this case?

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    Certified Ethical Hacker silver trophybronze trophy dklynn's Avatar
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    c10,

    It's a matter of security (for the SSL to work properly). You don't want to share your SSL with a hacker, do you?

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