Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a powerful and scalable hosting option for your growing business. Some of the benefits of VPS are, it offers you the user free SSD storage, blazing fast website loading speed, full root access and server isolation. These features help you in automating the server functions and eventually enable you to improve your server performance.
As your business grows so does your website data, however, with the growing threat to data, as well as, Google’s policy for page ranking when it comes to websites that are not secure (HTTP) it is important that your business website is secure. For a long time, enabling SSL on VPS Hosting has been a complicated process, with the numerous forms to be filled and manual certificates copied into the right place. To help you ease this process, AutoSSL can be enabled, with AutoSSL your domain is secured automatically with a free domain validated SSL certificate. One of the benefits of AutoSSL is that you need not worry about the renewal process, at the time of SSL expiry a new SSL is requested and automatically installed.
In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through how to enable AutoSSL in cPanel in a VPS package in simple steps. All you need to do is follow these steps, and your website will be secure within minutes!
Note: Before installing AutoSSL on your website domain, make sure you have migrated your domain to VPS Hosting or else if you are setting up a new website make sure to purchase the domain name and set up your website on your hosting server.
Now without further ado, let us begin installing AutoSSL via cPanel.
Steps to Enable AutoSSL:
- Accessing your orders from the control panel:
Once you have purchased/migrated to ResellerClub, all your orders will be visible in your Control Panel.
To access the orders, go to your dashboard and click on Products → List All Orders (image 1) → Click on the order you want to access (image 2)
- Click on the order you want to enable AutoSSL:
Since we want to enable AutoSSL on VPS Packages, we will select that order. After clicking on the order name, a new window opens where you can manage to the order, as seen in the image below.
- Accessing cPanel:
Click on the ‘Admin Details’ tab (image 4), and a new window opens. You can now access the Server Management Panel, cPanel and WHMCS (the Add-Ons will be visible if you have opted for them). It is always advisable to opt for a Control Panel (either cPanel or Plesk)
After clicking on the URL, sign in using your username and password. The username is by default ‘root’, and the password will be sent to your registered email address. After entering the relevant details, click on ‘Log In’
- In the WHM panel:
After logging into your WHM panel, go to Home → SSL/TLS tab
- Managing AutoSSL:
In the SSL/TLS tab, select Manage SSL (image 7), a new window opens
In the below image, (image 8), Click on the Providers tab → Here choose your choice of provider. We have selected cPanel powered by Comodo → Click on Save
Next, scroll to Manage Users tab, select the domain name you want to enable AutoSSL and click on ‘Enable AutoSSL on the selected user’. It takes 30 to 40 mins to reflect the changes.
You can even disable AutoSSL by clicking on the ‘Disable AutoSSL on Selected User’.
If you have any suggestions, queries, or questions feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you. Until next time, folks!
With this, we come to an end of our tutorial on, ‘how to enable AutoSSL in VPS package’. Installing AutoSSL on VPS is not a complicated process, and you can secure your website within minutes.
Hope this tutorial was helpful to you, however, if you feel this was too text heavy worry not we have a video tutorial to enable AutoSSL in VPS Package on youtube.