So, you’ve purchased your first SSL certificate, received an email from Certificate Authority but have no idea where to head next? First of all log in as root to WHM panel at http://yourdomain.com:2086 Go to SSL/TLS in the Main screen Click Generate SSL Certificate and Signing Request icon On the Create a New Cert form enter all corresponding and actual information. Make sure to enter the exact domain name that you are going to secure. In most cases cpanel.yourdomain.com will not be covered by certificate issued to yourdomain.com
Choosing the right SSL Certificate. You will start considering purchase of SSL Certificate for your website once you start collecting user’s sensitive data. It doesn’t have to be specifically credit card information but any information that your visitors consider private, like home address or phone number. You will need a separate dedicated IP address to setup your SSL certificate, so if you are using shared hosting, make sure that your service provider will be able to provide you one. There can be additional charges associated with setting up a dedicated IP for you. So make sure that you’ve taken all the costs into account.