Are you looking to install Namecheap SSL certificate for your website? And do you want to secure browser-website communication through Namecheap SSL?
You have come to the right place, in this article, we’re going to guide you about, how to install Namecheap SSL certificate on your blogs/websites.
In brief, SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, the purpose of SSL certificate is, it will encrypt the communication between browser and website.
Nowadays hackers can victoriously steal any website data in no time because basic website’s details can be found on Whois details.
Moreover, websites/blogs are not protecting communication in such a way no one can hack.
Let me tell you one example so that you can come to know the importance of encrypted information on the web.
Assume that recently you have established an online store which is selling makeup kits, cosmetics and etc. in your country.
You’re making good conversions, revenue with your online store, but the conflict is you haven’t installed SSL in your store.
Moreover, for making online transactions, users’ needs to submit personal information such as credit/debit card information.
Here comes the conflict, can you ensure that a data is protected over the web? If hackers stole sensitive information, can you refund your customers?
You can’t be assured for either case, eventually, you’ll lose trust from your customers and they never return to your online store.
After realizing the issue, if you can able to install SSL also, again you can’t build trust with the customers, Isn’t it?
Thus, it’s been recommending to install SSL on the websites/online stores/blogs for encrypting communication, and for securing sensitive information of your readers.
Today, in this article, I’m going to guide you to install Namecheap SSL certificate on your weblogs, online stores.
Steps to Install Namecheap SSL Certificate
Once you purchase SSL certificate from the hosting provider, the next prior thing is to install, activate the certification on the blogs.
If you host your websites on Namecheap then it’s better to purchase SSL from Namecheap provider itself because their hosting support team will help you with a smooth installation.
In this guide, I’m going to guide you to install Namecheap SSL on your hosting cPanel account in a couple of minutes.
Before going to install SSL on your blogs, first, your website needs to have few essential properties for activation.
- Dedicated IP address
- CSR code
- SSL certificate
- Activation of SSL Certificate
- Approve the Certificate
#Dedicated IP Address
The dedicated IP address is indeed for every website to install Namecheap SSL certificate using cPanel, but For Namecheap shared hosting users SNI technology take care the allocation of IP address.
Although, if you need dedicated IP address, you can submit a ticket to get assign a dedicated IP address to the website.
Note: Namecheap charges $24/Yr. to assign a dedicated IP address.
CSR stands for Certificate signing requests, you should need CSR code to install SSL certificate on your websites.
Submit a ticket to SSL support team to generate CSR code on behalf of you.
After purchasing an SSL certificate, the provider would send you the “yourdomain.crt” file to your registered email.
*.crt files can be used for Installation Namecheap SSL on Apache, Nginx, and cPanel servers.
If you purchased SSL from another provider then you need to contact Namecheap support team to verify the certificate PEM format for the installation.
#Activation & Approve certificate
After having all the above information, now you can proceed with an activation of SSL certificate, to finish an activation process, they need you to validate your registered email.
Once you validate your email id, then you can access your website in protection mode.
Hope, you’re ready with all the mentioned requirements before getting started the Namecheap SSL installation on your server using cPanel.
Now, let’s start the actual steps to install SSL for your websites.
#Namecheap SSL installation steps
Step-1) First, you need to log in your cPanel account, to install Namecheap SSL certificate on your website.
Step-2) Now look for “Security” section in the cPanel.
Under security, section click on “SSL/TLS” option.
Step-3) After clicking on the option, you will be shown multiple hyperlinks.
Here you need to click on “Manage SSL Sites.” Link.
Step-4) After clicking on the option, you will be shown “Install an SSL website” with fewer fields, they are:
- Browse certificates
- IP Address
- Certificate CRT (Autofill by certificate)
- Private key: (Key)
Browse certificates: – Do not browse & upload any certificate, because here we’re manually doing every step for a successful installation.
Domain: – If you have multiple domains under one Namecheap account, then you need to choose the required domain name for SSL installation.
IP Address: – It’s a read-only field, you can note down your IP address for further verification.
Certificate CRT: – Certificate authority would send you the SSL code to your register email id after purchasing the SSL (‘yourdomain.crt’ files).
Hint: For Namecheap users, they can download the SSL certificate code from their own registered Namecheap accounts.
The same code you need to place in the “Certificate CRT” field (if you purchase the SSL from Namecheap then just click on “Autofill by Certificate” button).
Note: Namecheap users are suggested to click to “Autofill by Domain” option so that private key and CABUNDLE will autofill instantly and click on “Install certification” option.
The installation will be done for Namecheap users, and if you purchase SSL from another provider, then you need to proceed with the further steps mentioned below.
Note: Please include —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE——and——END CERTIFICATE statements at the beginning and end of the SSL code.
Step-5) After placing the code in CRT blank area, you need to paste private key code also in the respective area space.
Here also include —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE——and——END CERTIFICATE statements in SSL code.
If the system fails to generate private key then again you need to generate new CSR code and have to start the process again for installation.
Step-6) Now, In CA Bundle area, you need to copy CABUNDLE code for SSL installation.
Include —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE——and——END CERTIFICATE statements of bundle code.
Step-7) Once you place all the codes provided by the certification authority, now you need to click on “Install Certificate” button.
Yup, you’re done with the process, The Namecheap SSL certification has been successfully installed on the server using cPanel.
Now you can access your website with ‘https’ protocol.
You can verify on SSL Checker tool about the successful confirmation about certificate installation.
These are the complete step by step guide to install Namecheap SSL certificate on your server using cPanel account.
Moreover, you can activate SSL through your Namecheap account dashboard by following this guide, both methods are reliable and useful for a successful installation.
Now, let me clarify you few more queries to understand Namecheap SSL certificate and its importance.
Q) Namecheap Free SSL?
Yeah, Namecheap is offering one year free positive SSL certificate for shared hosting customers, you can install the SSL on primary domain, sub-domain and even for add-on domains.
Q) What is the Namecheap SSL price?
Namecheap SSL prices are varying for each encryption plan, but for bloggers/webmasters, it’s been suggested to install Comodo Positive SSL on the blogs.
The price of Comodo Positive SSL is $1.99/year, and the renewal price is $9 only.
Q) Where can I confirm successful SSL installation?
Namecheap checker can help you to confirm the status of SSL installation on the website.
Q) How do I find Namecheap SSL private key?
You should need Namecheap SSL private key for successful installation of the certificate, if the system fails to fetch domain, private key, then you need to follow the guide to generate a private key.
Q) Is it necessary to buy SSL for the blog?
SSL is must and recommend installing for every domain to secure the reader’s sensitive information, and to encrypt the communication between browser and website.
Q) Is SSL is recommended to only online stores?
The answer is big ‘No’ because nowadays everything has been encrypting so it’s been recommending to install SSL certificate for online stores, blogs, organizations, and etc.
Q) Can SSL improve my Google Rankings?
I can’t comment the query, but Nowadays Google is featuring, giving more importance to the https/SSL Installed websites, so indirectly we can say that it would help in Google rankings.
These are the complete details and facts about Namecheap SSL certificate, Hope you have successfully installed the certificate on your website.
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