How to Set Up SSL on Godaddy Hosting


#1

Hi everyone,

I am new here. What’s the first step in getting a Let’s Encrypt SSL? I have been trying to find this information at letsencrypt.org, but have not been successful. Have I missed this info?
My hosting is with Godaddy


#2

Hi @Macka

the starting point:

And the main question: Do you have an own server? Or do you use a shared hosting product, so you don’t have root / ssh access?


#3

Thanks Juergen, I have a shared hosting product.


#4

Then it’s limited. Because you can’t configure the webserver. Do you use Plesk or cPanel? With a Letsencrypt option? Or an option to upload a certificate?

If your hosting product doesn’t support Letsencrypt, it may pe painful or impossible. Letsencrypt certificates are only 90 days valide, so you have to renew a certificate.


#5

I don’t much about hosting/server, etc. I see a section in the cPanel to enable SSH access.


#6

There are two steps you’ll need to do,
The first one is to enable ssh access on your account.

Then you’ll need a ssh client (personally I prefer xshell free) to connect to the server.

After that, use this guide to obtain the certificate…

Please post back if you have any issues.

Thank you


#7

If you have SSH access, you should be able to use your own client. Then check the list of client implementations:

acme.sh is one option.


#8

Thanks very much. I will definitely report back!!


#10

Ok, I am totally confused :rofl:

  1. I generated a Certificate Signing Requests as per Godaddy’s instructions
  2. I don’t know how to do this: https://github.com/Neilpang/acme.sh/wiki/Simple-guide-to-add-TLS-cert-to-cpanel
  3. I am a total newbie and don’t have much technical know how.

#11

Please gave me a few minutes / hours… It might be the time to make a video on this matter …

Thank you


#12

Thanks much. It would be greatly appreciated.