How to install manually SSL certificates?


I am having issues with the manually SSL certification, I thought this was done with cron jobs but it seems is not is there a video tutorial showing how to do this since I am very confuse with this and this is very important since the certificate has to be update every 2 months.

Appreciate all the help and the good work!

We’re missing a lot of information here…

You’re mentioning “issues”… What issues are you talking about exactly? Also, you’re mentioning “with the manually SSL certification”[sic]… What do you mean with that?

Unfortunately, we’re not psychic, so please, if you want help, you really need to give more information. What software or environment are you using, what’s not working, what did work… Et cetera.

Hello Osiris,

Thanks for the reply, well my hosting has set everything up but, they say that every 2 months when certificate needs to be renew by cron jobs, to install it I have to install it manually by SSH but, for more information I am going to put bellow the conversation I had with them trying to explain the issue:

Is there any kind of video tutorial to do this because I really don't understand his instructions I am more confuse than before and I want to do this my self!


Anyone can tell me if there is a tutorial or something to do this part?


I’m not aware of a good cpanel tutorial for Let’s Encrypt - although there may be one.

On cpanel servers where you have root access ( it looks as if you have a VPS with root access from what you say) I use a relatively simple method of automation ( that works fine for me ) .

Check the current location where cpanel has stored your SSL certs. I’m assuming you are probably on CentOS - so check the file /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf for SSLCertificateFile for your domain the lines there will be something like

    SSLCertificateFile /var/cpanel/ssl/installed/certs/yourdomain_com_b76a5_a7477_1463913960_00f1df1b93e67ad82d24eaf55105600e.crt
    SSLCertificateKeyFile /var/cpanel/ssl/installed/keys/b76a5_a7477_412a90d486db9af2e778a55a72d79f99.key
    SSLCACertificateFile /var/cpanel/ssl/installed/cabundles/Let_s_Encrypt_42eb4b1e1f34cf227bb5fc386c05d716_1603146816.cabundle

The numbers will be all different - but there should be the locations for the domain certificate, private key and CA cert

In the cron, that renews your Let’s Encrypt certificates, simply update those locations. You could change those locations for symlinks to the /etc/letsencrypt/live/ files.

That way, you don’t need to paste manually into the GUI, it all simply happens automatically every couple of months.


I think it should be possible. Either use the script, do it manually or use a newer cpanel version (when it gets this feature).


What script to use? can script be executed by cron jobs? or how to do it? so, I can tell hosting guys.


Thanks Serverco,

I am passing you message to hosting guys I would let you guys know what they say, hopefully is enough for them to manage.

just one last thing can you please remove my domain from your post please and put something like “


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