SSL certificates help to secure your website so that
sensitive data, such as credit card numbers and personal information, are
transmitted safely. Below, you will find instructions for purchasing and
installing an SSL certificate on your website within Parallels Plesk Panel.
The instructions are broken into the following three steps:
Step 1: Request CSR in Plesk Panel
Step 2: Purchase Certificate in Customer
Step 3: Install SSL Certificate in Plesk Panel
Step 1: Request CSR in Plesk
in to the Parallels Plesk Panel and make sure you are in the Power
Navigate to the Websites & Domains tab.
Under the domain you want to secure, click Secure Your Sites.
Enter a certificate name (for your records), and
check the contact details. Click Request.
Click on the name of the certificate that you
You can see your CSR and Private Key if you
scroll down the page. At this stage, the Certificate
section is empty; the next step is to
purchase your certificate in the Customer Control Panel. Keep the Plesk Panel
open, as you will need to refer to it in a moment.
Step 2: Purchase Certificate in the
Customer Control Panel
1) In a new tab in your browser, log in to the Customer
to the Account tab and click on Buy More Services.
SSL Certificates and follow the SSL
certificate wizard to choose the certificate type and subscription period.
Step 4 of the wizard, enter the CSR that you saw in Step 7, above. Copy and
paste the CSR in the box, including the BEGIN
CERTIFICATE REQUEST top line, and the END
CERTIFICATE REQUEST the bottom line.
the Ingram Micro Cloud Services General Terms of Service and confirm your order
details, then click Place Order.
will receive an email at the address you specified in the order wizard. Follow
the instructions in the email to validate your order.
you will receive another email, which contains your order confirmation and the
certificate properties as text or files. You can also find the properties in
the Customer Control Panel by following these steps:
Return to the Account tab and click on Subscriptions.
Your SSL Certificate will be in the list of
Subscriptions. Click on the subscription name.
Navigate to the Service Props tab. Here, you will see your SSL Certificate properties.
Install Your SSL Certificate in Plesk Panel
a different browser tab, log
in to Parallels Plesk Panel and make sure you are in the Power
on Secure your Sites under the
domain you want to install the certificate on.
name of the SSL certificate, which you specified earlier while requesting the
the SSL certificate files, or enter them in text form to the appropriate
you upload the certificate, you need to activate it on the domain. Navigate
back to the Websites & Domains tab
and click on Hosting Settings next
to the domain name.
In the Security section, make sure the SSL support checkbox is marked and
select the name of the certificate that you just uploaded.
Click OK to apply the change.
Your SSL Certificate
is now installed on your website.