This article discusses how cPanel can automatically generate, install, and renew SSL certificates on a cPanel-enabled hosting account.
cPanel SSL is part of an initiative to encrypt as much World Wide Web traffic as possible. It is designed to make creating, installing, and renewing SSL certificates a simple and straightforward process.
cPanel SSL is enabled for all new and most existing shared and reseller cPanel accounts. To see if cPanel SSL is enabled for your account, follow these steps:
If you are using the Paper Lantern theme, in the SECURITY section of the cPanel home page, click SSL/TLS:
When cPanel SSL is enabled for your account, you do not have to do anything else. The entire process of generating, installing, and renewing SSL certificates is done automatically. (The server has a process running that automatically renews cPanel SSL certificates every 90 days so they remain valid.)
When cPanel SSL is activated for a cPanel account, certificates are created for every existing domain and any domain that you subsequently add.
cPanel SSL is enabled by default, but there are instances when it cannot automatically generate an SSL certificate for an account. These include:
RewriteRule ^.well-known - [L]
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