How to Install a RapidSSL Certificate into DirectAdmin

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A step by step guide to install a RapidSSL certificate in DirectAdmin

Life would be so simple if there was only one process for installing SSL/TLS certificates on all servers, wouldn’t it? Unfortunately, it isn’t and that’s why we keep pumping out content for you – the beloved reader. One of our goals is to help you out with SSL installation on all kinds of servers. In this post, we’ll be outlining the process of installing a RapidSSL certificate into DirectAdmin.

Before you start installing your RapidSSL certificate into DirectAdmin, you first need to have completed the following procedures:

  1. SSL/TLS Certificate Purchase
  2. CSR (Certificate Signing Request) Generation
  3. Domain/Organization Validation

Once you complete those, you will have received your SSL/TLS certificate from RapidSSL. Let’s begin its installation process in DirectAdmin.

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Steps to Install a RapidSSL Certificate into DirectAdmin

  • First, log into the DirectAdmin Control Panel.
  • Then, go to the SSL Certificate panel, which is located under Advanced Features.
SSL in Direct Admin
  • Choose the option to “paste the pre-generated certificate and private key” of your RapidSSL certificate.
  • Now, open the private key and certificate in a text editor (Notepad) and paste them in the “Paste a pre-generated certificate and key” section (Note: First, paste your private key and then paste your certificate).
CSR in Direct Admin
  • Click Save.
  • Now go back to the SSL Certificates panel and choose “Click Here to paste a Root CA Certificate.”
CA root certificate in Direct Admin
  • Then, paste the RapidSSL root certificate.
CA certificate in Direct Admin
  • Click on Save.

And you are all done! You have just installed RapidSSL certificate into DirectAdmin, all by yourself. Bravo!