Installing an SSL Certificate in Plesk

Learn how to secure a Plesk-managed website with an SSL Certificate.

Setting up the SSL certificate in Plesk is a two-part process. First, you need to upload the private key and other certificate file(s). Then you can enable SSL support for your website.

Requirements

  • You have the private key, the SSL certificate (public key), and the intermediate certificate saved on your computer. Download the SSL Certificate and Intermediate Certificate
  • You have finished setting up your domain in Plesk.
  • You have enabled the Power User View in Plesk .

1: Add an SSL Certificate to Plesk

  • Click on Websites & Domains and select SSL/TLS Certificates.
  • Click on Add SSL/TLS Certificate.
  • Enter a certificate name to help identify the certificate within Plesk, as well as the remaining required info.
    • Go to the Upload the certificate files section and click Browse next to each file type to find them on your computer. Use your Private key (.key) for the first field. For the Certificate field, upload your SSL Certificate (*.cer), and for the CA Certificate field, upload your Intermediate Certificate (*.cer).
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    • Click Upload Certificates when all of the certificate files have been added.

    After you have added the certificate, you must enable SSL/TLS support and connect the certificate to your website.

2: Connecting the SSL Certificate to Your Website

After you have added the certificate, you must enable SSL/TLS support and connect the certificate to your website.

  • Click Websites & Domains in the left side menu.
  • Go to Hosting Settings.
  • Go to the Security section and enable the following settings:
    - Enable SSL/TLS support
    - Enable Permanent SEO-safe 301 redirect from HTTP to HTTPS
    - Next to Certificate, select your SSL certificate from the drop-down menu.
  • Click OK.

Your website is now accessible at https://www.yourdomain.com.