I have a dedicated server. How can I install my commercial SSL certificate on my server using Plesk?
Sockets Layer (SSL) is a protocol designed to enable encrypted,
authenticated connection across the Internet. SSL is used mostly in
communication between web browsers and web servers. URL's that begin
with 'https' indicate that an SSL connection will be used. Online
shopping sites frequently use SSL technology to safeguard credit card
information. In order to use the SSL protocol you need to have an SSL
certificate which is used for the server authentication, data
encryption, and message integrity checks. Commercial SSL certificates
are issued by official Identity Assurance authorities as is the case
with the certificate offered by Codero.com.
your SSL Certificate is issued by the Certificate Authority, Codero.com
will provide the respective Certificate files for download through the Codero.com Control Panel. You have to download the Certificate Archive
(in zip format), save the files to a safe location on your local
computer and import them on your dedicated server using the Plesk
instructions below are based on two prerequisites:
configured physical hosting for your domain through the Plesk Control
Panel. You have to use Exclusive
IP address allocation type. SSL certificates do not work
with Shared IP addresses.
SSL support for your hosted domain name within the Plesk interface.
How to download the SSL Certificate files and install the SSL
Certificate on your Dedicated Server using Plesk:
by logging to the Codero.com Control Panel at http://serverportal.com
using your Registration number and Customer
Dedicated from the top navigation bar and
click on the Secure Server Certificates submenu.
the Secure Server Certificates Management table,
click retrieve bundle link of the respective SSL order.
The Order Status should be Certificate is Ready, if
your SSL is already issued and available for installation.
SSL Bundle contains all your SSL Certificate files archived in ZIP
- The Certificate file for your domain.
- The Private Key file for your domain.
- The Intermediate Certificate file of the CA.
- All of the above as a pkcs12 bundled file.
- The Certificate Signing Request that matches the private key in this
download process should start automatically. Make sure you allow the
download process if any security warnings appear. It is secured via SSL
the archive in a safe location on your local machine.
into your Plesk Control Panel at https://your-server-ip-address:8443
using your Plesk Administrative Access.
on Domains link located in the left panel. You will
be redirected to a list that contains all domain names you have
configured hosting for.
on the domain name that you’d like to manage.
the Certificate icon, located in the services
the Add New Certificate icon.
a name of your own choice for the new certificate object in the Certificate
name text field.
Do not enter any information in the Preferences
the Upload certificate files section to upload your
SSL Private Key File, Certificate File and the CA Intermediate
Certificate File. Select the 3 files from your local computer and click
All those files are included in the archive described in step 5.
new Certificate Object will appear in the Certificates summary table.
on the domain name link located on the top navigation bar. This will
open the management screen of your hosted domain as in step 10.
on the Setup icon located in the Hosting
the Certificate drop down menu to select the Certificate Object that
should be activated for this domain name and click the OK button.
can now open your domain using the secure https protocol.
will see your already purchased certificates in one of the following
Information Approval – our system is still verifying your
for Revocation – the certificate was revoked and the plan
will be closed;
– the certificate is already revoked and the plan will be
to be issued – the plan will be closed and the amount charged
will be refunded;
Packaging in Progress–
the certificate is already issued by the CA. The respective SSL files
are not yet available for download;
the SSL Certificate files are ready for download.
- use this link button to order a new certificate. If you supply the
same personal information for the new certificate, you will renew
the existing certificate. On the other
hand, if you change your personal information, you will actually replace
your old certificate with the new one.
bundle – use this link button to download the SSL Certificate
Bundle to your local machine.
TrustLogo delivers your own real-time identity assurance verification
to your web site visitors. The TrustLogo appears at the bottom right
corner of your web pages. When clicked on, it displays in a new window
your personal information specified during setup.
you have purchased a TrustLogo in addition to your certificate, click
on the corresponding install link and follow the
instructions on the page. The tool will generate the required HTML code
which you need to include in your web pages.