Resellers – How to enable Let’s Encrypt on WHM

Tips and Guides/ 11th Apr 2018/Will Cook-Martin

Putting in place an SSL certificate is vital if you want to protect your customers and maintain or improve your search engine ranking. Google recently announced that they will be marking all sites without an SSL certificate as insecure.

As a reseller, you should ensure that all your customers are aware of the need to have an SSL in place and to discuss their options:

1. Free SSL in the form of Let’s Encrypt – these are ideal for low traffic sites that are not ecommerce stores. They do not have any sort of warranty.

2. An SSL from GlobalSign, which start from £15 per year and include a warranty. This makes them ideal for sites that have greater traffic volumes or ecommerce stores. The warranty enables the individual to submit a claim, should they suffer any losses as a result of an SSL failure. These can be purchased here and our support team will install for you.

You may wish to review this blog article that explains the differences between the paid and free SSL certificates in more detail – https://www.clook.net/blog/paid-ssl-vs-free-ssl/

For customers that choose a Let’s Encrypt certificate, please use the following guide in order to enable it for all domains on their site.

Resellers – How to enable Let’s Encrypt on WHM

1

Log into your WHM admin panel

2
Create or edit an existing Features List, using Features Manager

In WHM search for Feature in the search box in the top left. Click the Feature Manager Link in the left menu

In the “Add a new feature list” field enter SSL and click the Add Feature List button

Put a tick in the “Select all features” field, scroll down the page and click the save button at the very bottom.

2
Apply the features list to existing packages or create a new one.

In the search field at the top left of WHM, search for package. Click the Edit a Package link in the left hand menu.

Scroll down to the Settings block and in the Feature List dropdown, select the feature list you created earlier and click the save changes button.

That’s it! Allow 24 hours for the SSL certificate to become active.

Will’s our technical sales guy from the hills of Rossendale. A follower of Stoke City, father to Eddie, husband to Catherine and a fan of gadgets – oh and he’s recently mastered the art of really slow DIY.

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