Plesk: Install a certificate

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Filter by Categories
Account Management Help
add photos, video and audio
Add-on features and social media
Advanced
Advanced campaign settings
All about analytics
All about images
Basic steps
Calendar
Configure the Web Application Firewall (WAF)
Connect my Calendar and Online Storage to Workspace
contact support
copy files to my site
Create my email address
Customize campaign
Discover domains
discover linux hosting with cPanel
Discover Microsoft 365
Discover Online Storage
Discover Workspace Email
edit content
Email Marketing demo
expand your site with sections and pages
Explore email add-ons
Explore my account
Find server and port settings (IMAP/POP)
fine tune my website
get social
Get started with SSL certificates
Get the most out of Microsoft 365
help my site get found and monitor my metrics
Hosting & Servers
keep my account secure
Keep my email secure
know your privacy rights
Legacy
Manage your SSL certificate
Managed WordPress
Manual email configuration
Migrate and export my emails
My email account isn’t working (troubleshooting)
nameservers and DNS
online store
organize
parking, forwarding and monetizing
privacy and protection
publish my site
Quick Shopping Cart
Renew my products and services
renewals
Security
Set up a campaign
Set up email on my devices
set up my payment methods
Set up my Workspace Email account
start with the basics
Stay productive anywhere with Office apps
Streamline email tasks to help my business
transfer between accounts
transfer between registrars
Troubleshoot email and email setup
Troubleshooting
troubleshooting
Uncategorized
Upgrade and renewal options for email
Web & Classic Hosting
Website backups
Website Builder 7
Website Builder version 6
Website Security and Backups
Websites
work with databases
work with delegates
working with blogs

Follow the instructions below to install the SSL certificate on your Web server. When you have completed the installation process, you must restart Parallels Plesk Panel so that your server will recognize the new certificate.

About the Intermediate Certificate

Before you install your issued SSL certificate, you must install our intermediate certificate on your Web server. Intermediate certificates provide an added level of security because the Certification Authority (CA) does not need to issue certificates directly from the CA root certificate.

An intermediate certificate is a subordinate certificate issued by the trusted root specifically to issue end-entity server certificates. The result is a trust-chain that begins at the trusted root CA, through the intermediate, and finally ending with the SSL certificate issued to you. Such certificates are called “chained root certificates.”

You can download the intermediate/root certificate bundle from our repository.

After you download the bundled certificate, intermediate certificate, and your issued SSL certificate, install all of the files on your Web server. For more information, see Download my SSL certificate files.

To Install SSL and Intermediate Certificates in Parallels Plesk Panel 8.x

  1. Log in to Parallels Plesk Panel.
  2. From the menu on the left, select Domains.
  3. Click on the domain name that the certificate is issued for.
  4. Click SSL Certificates.
  5. Click Browse and locate your signed SSL certificate.
  6. Select it, then select Send File. This uploads and installs the certificate against the corresponding private key.
  7. Click the name of the certificate.
  8. Open the certificate bundle in a text editor and copy and paste its contents into the box labeled CA Certificate.
  9. Click Send Text.
  10. Click Up Level, and then select Setup.
  11. At the top of the page, select the certificate you have just installed.
  12. Click the Server item from the menu on the left.
  13. Click Service Management.
  14. If your server is running Linux, stop and start the Apache process. If your server is running Windows, stop and start the IIS service. 

Note: Simply restarting Apache will not work. Stop the service and start it again to complete the installation.

To Install SSL and Intermediate Certificates in Parallels Plesk Panel 9.x

  1. Log in to Parallels Plesk Panel.
  2. From the menu on the left, select Domains.
  3. Click on the domain name that the certificate is issued for.
  4. Click Certificates.
  5. Click Browse and locate your signed SSL certificate.
  6. Select the certificate file and then click Send File.
  7. Navigate to the location of the saved site certificate you received from us. Select it, then select Send File. This uploads and install the certificate against the corresponding private key.
  8. On the displayed list, click on the name of the certificate.
  9. Open the certificate bundle in a text editor and copy and paste its contents into the box labeled CA Certificate.
  10. Click the Send Text button.
  11. Click Up Level.
  12. Click Up Level again.
  13. Select Web Hosting Settings.
  14. At the top of the page, change the SSL Certificate field to the certificate you just installed and then click OK.
  15. Click Home.
  16. Click Service Management.
  17. If your server is running Linux, stop and start the Apache process. If your server is running Windows, stop and start the IIS service.

To Install SSL and Intermediate Certificates in Parallels Plesk Panel 10.x and 11.x

  1. Log in to Parallels Plesk Panel as admin. For more information, see Log in to my server.
  2. If necessary, switch to Service Provider view. For more information, see.
  3. From the Hosting Services menu, click Domains.
  4. Next to the domain name you want to use, click Open in Control Panel.
  5. Plesk 11.0-11.4: Go to the Websites & Domains tab, and then click Secure Your Sites.

    Plesk 11.5+: Go to the Websites & Domains tab, click the domain name, and then click Secure Your Sites.
  6. Under Certificate name, click the certificate you want to use.
  7. Next to the Certificate field, click Browse.
  8. Locate your signed CRT file, such as 123456789.crt, and then click Open.
  9. Next to the CA certificate field, click Browse.
  10. Locate the certificate bundle, and then click Open.
  11. Click Send File.
  12. Go to the Websites & Domains tab, and then click the domain name at the bottom of the page.
  13. Make sure that Enable SSL support is selected, and then select your SSL certificate from the menu.
  14. Click OK.
  15. If your server is running Linux, stop and start the Apache process. If your server is running Windows, stop and start the IIS service.

Your SSL certificate should now be installed. If you have problems, see Test your SSL’s configuration to help diagnose issues.


Changing the currency for the products.

Prices shown in US Dollars. You can convert to your own currency after selecting a product.