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    Hi,

    I'm new to SSL. I understand what it does but until now I've never had to learn how to use it. I'm currently running a reseller webhost (WHM / cPanel) and I'm considering using a SSL for my modernbill installation.

    Problem is I've never done it before, and don't know where to start. I don't wanna ask my host just yet because I'd rather learn for myself.

    A guide on what to do would be much appreciated, along with where to get a SSL cert from etc.

    Kind regards,
    King

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    What you need is:

    A pvt IP to your account ( dedicated)

    if there isn't a dedicated IP in your reseller then most of the hosting accoutns won't work ( I think)

    Then you go an insert it in WHM < I reconmemend you get a SSL from Godaddy.

    Cheers,
    Tom

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    I have a dedicated IP for my account, do I need an additional IP?

    Plus what do you mean go to WHM? I need more detail, what am I inserting - when I buy a cert what exactly do I get etc.

    Thanks,
    King

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    Your host should be able to install it for you after you purchase it.

    http://www.godaddy.com/
    http://www.comodogroup.com/

    Both great places to buy a SSL certificate.
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    I know that, but I'm interested in finding out how the process works. Like I said I have WHM and cpanel, both with SSL menus.

    Anyone?

    P.S The comodo instantSSL look good value for money

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    Wherever you buy the ssl cert from will have a step by step process - the best way to learn about them is to buy one - you don't have to spend a lot.

    Somewhere else to try is rapidssl.com.
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    Ok thanks, so each provider have a different step by step process? So whats all this crt stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnightsoftware
    Wherever you buy the ssl cert from will have a step by step process - the best way to learn about them is to buy one - you don't have to spend a lot.

    Somewhere else to try is rapidssl.com.
    On that note namecheap.com offers rapid SSL certs (Comodo owns them all now) for a fairly cheap rate as well.

    That's generally where I tend to purchase all of my own.
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    Hi King,

    You need to firstly generate a CSR via WHM This also generated a private key. You then use the CSR to buy a certificate of your choice at the various companies. Once the cert if purchased you paste it into the menu in WHM for SSL and install! The Private key should automatically be found on the system when you do this.

    I hope this helps.
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  10. Thanks guys, much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurtonHost
    Hi King,

    You need to firstly generate a CSR via WHM This also generated a private key. You then use the CSR to buy a certificate of your choice at the various companies. Once the cert if purchased you paste it into the menu in WHM for SSL and install! The Private key should automatically be found on the system when you do this.

    I hope this helps.
    Don't forget to mention once you create your certificate the domain you used cannot be changed anymore.
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  12. What you mean by changed anymore?

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    If you create an SSL certificate with the domain secure.mydomain.com you cannot change it anymore. You'll need to buy a new certificate to make another domain like support.mydomain.com
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    You can change it by requesting a new key from the provider. Atleast with GoDaddy's you can. In addition, you shouldn't need to have more than one secure socket layer per domain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GELucas
    Don't forget to mention once you create your certificate the domain you used cannot be changed anymore.
    If money is short, you could buy an SSl cert for https://www.yourdomain.com

    Then, anything under that, e.g. https://www.yourdomain.com/sub/directory/ is covered.. e.g. billing, support, secure etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HostFrog
    You can change it by requesting a new key from the provider. Atleast with GoDaddy's you can. In addition, you shouldn't need to have more than one secure socket layer per domain.
    I asked GoDaddy and they told me you couldn't.
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    Funny considering how I changed secure.host-frog.com to secure.hostfrog.com...

    hmmm completely different domain names
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    I've never known of them allowing you to change your cert. When we wanted to change one of ours years back we couldn't do it without a new cert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HostFrog
    Funny considering how I changed secure.host-frog.com to secure.hostfrog.com...

    hmmm completely different domain names
    I guess it's time for me to file a complaint?
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    I am sure I was not an exception to the rule. However, I was able to change this. I do not recall purchasing another ssl.

    Although I could be wrong, god knows I have been before
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    I was going to suggest litessl as the cheapest but they seem to have raised there prices.

    Now the cheapest provider of SSL certificates I have seen is godaddy.com( $19.99/yr)
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