How to Install a GoDaddy SSL Certificate

Step-By-Step Guideline on How to Install a Godaddy SSL Certificate:

This guideline gives you a deep idea about the process of adding your newly purchased SSL Certificate to your Web Hosting Account. We will also have a few different tips and points which helps you to avoid common mistakes.

Step 1: Activate the Product

After purchase your SSL Certificate, you will see a screen to activate your newly purchased product. Click the button “Set Up”.

Activate Product set up SSL Certificate

Now it will show in your Godaddy Account Manager.

set up GoDaddy SSL Certificate activated

Step 2: Install SSL Certificate On Your Server:

For that you need to go your Godaddy Account Manager, then scroll down and you will see “SSL Certificates” section, then you need to click “Launch

GoDaddy SSL certificate account manager click launch

It will show you an Installation setup page. That page you can:

– Specify hosting if you are adding the SSL to a Godaddy Hosting Server or a 3rd Party Hosting server (From Godaddy you can purchase SSL certificates and add them to another hosting server, like Dreamhost, Hostpapa, HostGator )
– Select the SHA-1 Algorithm or the SHA-2 Algorithm. Best is select SHA-2 because SHA-1 is potentially insecure Algorithm, which will defeat the purpose of an SSL certificate, See more why.
– Agree to Godaddy Terms and & Conditions.
– Click “Next

select domain you want to add ssl certificate to sha-2

The Installation process has begun after click “Next” button. You can relax now! In the “SSL Certificate” of your Account, the message “In Progress” you will see as Godaddy adds the SSL certificate to your account. An e-mail you will get when this setup is complete.

But don’t forget that the installation process may take up to 72 hours before it becomes fully active.

ssl certificate installation in progress

Done! That is all….

Now you need to check your SSL certificate is perfectly installed or not. Lots of free popular tool have on the internet. One of them is give you perfect information about your SSL.