Recently SSL on one of my site had expired and i wanted to renew it as soon as possible before Google start showing error in its SERP.
I’ve purchased an SSL certificate on Namecheap for an offer price and wants to install it on the domain that i host with another company asmallorange.
If you’ve a site that have domain & hosting on different companies, you may want to read this guide on how to activate or install SSL on Namecheap.
- I host domain with Namecheap
- I Host website with AsmallOrange
What i’m going todo:
- To Renew SSL for the domain techinsimple.com
How to Activate Expired SSL on Namecheap with Hosting on another company
If your SSL is expired, there is no way other than to install it manually again. Here thats what i’m going todo.
Follow the simple guide to activate the SSL so as your domain doesn’t loose its value in Google Search Engine Results page when the g-bot crawls next time.
After getting few reminders saying that my SSL has been expired and having now free time, i decided todo it now than later.
1.Login to your Hostin Cpanel, here asmallorange -> Goto SSL Certificates -> Generate CSR
2.Enter domain name, company, country, state etc and click ” Generate ”
3. Now, copy the CSR info and paste it somewhere which we’ll need shortly on Namecheap.
4. Goto Namecheap -> Products List -> Click ” SSL ” which needs activation by clicking ” ACTIVATE ”
5. You’ll get a popup where you need to Paste CSR you just copied from your host,
6. Click NEXT where you’ll choose right server, as my site is hosted on Cpanel i choose the second option and click next.
7. Now, choose validation method, though there are multiple ways todo that, i usually choose Email as its very simple,
8. Choose admin email on Step 4/5 , to receive the SSL Certificate issue confirmation.
9. As soon as i click NEXT, i received an email from Comodo to confirm the Email Validation,
On Comodo webpage, you’ll see confirmation.
10. Within next few minutes, you’ll receive CRT, CA bundle zip file as well as the CRT info inside the email. Just copy it, and goto Cpanel -> SSL Certificate -> Manage -> Choose your domain name -> Paste it -> then Click ” Autofill by certificate “.
Click ” Install Certificate ”
SSL Activation is successfully completed now.
This steps are same for both new installation as well as SSL renewal .
In my case, SSL certificate was expired and i just renewed it by installing new SSL for the domain on cpanel.
Apart from this, i no need to do anything on the coding side like http to https redirection, since the site was created with https:// as protocol when i installed wordpress.
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