Setting Up SSL

In cpanel, for, there is a secruity section that walks you through the process. (See Cpanel)

Godaddy wasn’t that simple. They charge 79 per year. Plus, they said you probably would require their tech people to handle it which would have been a much higher fee.

Found a very good youtube video that walks you through the process: tipswithpunch is the youtube channel. Rob is very good about responding to posts, as I couldn’t get it to work. Finally found out it wasn’t recognizing the address workaround I did.

Rob uses a bit of cutaway racy humorous video clips interspersed through the video, so avoid if you don’t want to see it. There are other youtube videos that seem to work just as well.

He uses LetsEncryt as well as to help with the coding for the LetsEncrypt process. Step 1

You type in your Domain name

Step 2

See image from generating CSR (certificate request).


What is RSA?
A public-key encryption technology developed by RSA Data Security, Inc. The acronym stands for Rivest, Shamir, and Adelman, the inventors of the technique. The RSA algorithm is based on the fact that there is no efficient way to factor very large numbers.


You will be walked through another window to verify domain ownership using HTTP verification.

Then it generates Encrypt Key:

Your account ID is 47093091 – please write it down somewhere. You will not normally need this, but together with email it might help you to restore your account quicker if you lose your account key.

You will have to create folders in your file manager: .well-known and acme-challenge.

Screenshot 4 of blackolive business file manager tree

(The two files created will be uploaded to the acme-challenge folder)

These files will now be on your site which just the simple code at the top of the page. You move along and ZeroSSL sees the new pages on your site and provides you with a certificate.

FREE SSL Certificate awarded

Now you go back to FileManager and Security section and click SSL manage. Enter certificate info including keys.

Test your site by going to SSL Labs link below.

Also, go to Google Search Console after logging in to your google account and enter your website information.