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Install an SSL Certificate on a Plesk Server

Once an SSL certificate is issued, you can install it on your domain using the Plesk control panel installed on your Web24 server.

Note: For Plesk panel versions up to version 11.0, you will need to assign a dedicated IP address for your website to install an SSL certificate.

From Plesk 11.0+ onwards, SSL certificates can be installed for websites hosted on a shared IP addresses (For Windows,  IIS8 is required).

Collect Certificate and Private Key

  • Login to Web24 Plesk control panel by going to http://admin.web24.com.au.
  • Collect the certificate and the private key by going to Web24 Control Panel > All My SSL Certificates > Certificate Name
  • Based on the type of certificate you have, you can download the CA bundle certificate using one of the following URLs:

RapidSSL CA Certificate

Comodo Essential CA Certificates


Install the SSL Certificate

  1. Log in to the Parallels Plesk Panel as admin. From the left pane, clickDomains.
  2. Click on Open in Control Panel for the domain you want to install SSL certificate on.
  3. Depending on your version of Plesk:
  • 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.


  1. On the next page, click the Add SSL Certificate icon.
  2. In the Add SSL Certificate section, input the appropriate certificate name.
  3. You can either upload the certificate as a file in Upload certificate filessection, or you can paste them into the relevant text boxes in Upload certificate as text section.
  4. Click Send Text.
  5. Go to the Websites & Domains tab, and click the domain name at the bottom of the page.
  6. Make sure that the Enable SSL support option is selected under Security, and select your SSL certificate from the drop-down menu.


  1. Click Ok to finish the SSL installation.
  2. You can verify the SSL certificate installation by entering the domain name in an online SSL checking tool such as http://www.sslshopper.com/ssl-checker.html