How to Install a SSL Certificate using Plesk 7 and 8

How to install a SSL certificate using Plesk 7 and 8
 
Plesk 7:
  • Select 'Domains' from the left hand menu. 
Plesk 8:
  • Click 'Home' and scroll to the bottom of the page.
  • Click on the 'Domain name' that the certificate is for. 
  • Click on the 'Certificates' icon located under Services.
  • Install End Entity/Domain & CA Certificates
Uploading Certificates:
 
  • Upload Entity/Domain Certificate 
  • Click 'Browse' and locate the extracted End Entity/Domain certificate. This will typically be mydomain.crt. Click 'Send File' to complete this installation.
  • Upload CA Certificate
  • Click 'Browse' and locate the extracted CA certificate. This will typically be mydomain.ca-bundle. Click 'Send File' to complete this installation.
  • Copy and Pasting Certificates
  1. Open 'mydomain.crt' and 'mydomain.ca-bundle' in your favorite text editor.
  2. Copy and Paste the contents of 'mydomain.crt' to the Certificate section.
  3. Copy and Paste the contents of 'mydomain.ca-bundle' to the CA Certificate section.
  4. Once finished click 'Send Text'.
Your certificate has now been added to your site's certificate repository.
 
  • Stay in the same area where the certificate was installed.
  • Click 'Up Level' from the top right area of the Control Panel.
  • Click 'Setup'. 
  • Using the drop-down box select the certificate that was just installed above.
  • Check the status of your IP Address and Certificate. 
Note: This example shows a shared IP with the default certificate. If there is no Certificate drop-down box in this area, this means that you are on a shared hosting account and therefore you need to upgrade your hosting package and purchase a dedicated/static IP address from your hosting provider.
 
 Restart Apache Service
 
  • Click 'Server' item from the left hand menu. 
  • Click on the 'Service Management' menu item. 
  • Stop and Start the Apache process. Icons are Start, Stop and Restart.
Note: Do not simply restart the Apache Service. You must stop the service, then start it again to complete the installation.

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