Installing an SSL certificate on your website makes it more secure by encrypting communication between the server and the client. In this guide, we'll show you the required steps to follow depending on how you decide to enable SSL on your website.
Create Certificatebutton at the top right
Ordering a certificate through GearHost makes the process faster, it's 100% automated, and ensures that it's properly installed. Our SSL partner offers one of the biggest warranties of any certificate authority at $1 million!
I want to order a SSL certificate through GearHost
Your order will start processing and you'll receive an e-mail from Digicert. Please check for their e-mail and approve the order. It's possible that they may contact you asking for additional verification.
A Certificate Signing Request is a message sent from an applicant to a certificate authority (SSL vendor). After providing the CSR to your SSL vendor, they will provide you with a SSL certificate file.
I want to generate CSR
Upload Signed Certificateoption
You can install your own certificate, but it will require a PFX format as that includes both your certificate and private key. After uploading your PFX, your website will automatically load it your certificate.
I want to upload a certificate (PFX)
Choose fileand browse for your PFX file
Let's Encrypt is an uprising project from Silicon Valley helping secure the world wide web for everyone! Tech giants such as Google, Facebook, Cisco, Sucuri, and more are sponsoring this project to reach a major milestone for the internet world.
I want to generate SSL certificate with Let's Encrypt
While it's a low cost alternative, this certificate expires every 90 days. The Small CloudSite plan offers a feature were this certificate can be automatically re-generated for you! Let's Encrypt Certificates are only available for Hobby CloudSites or higher.
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