Installing an SSL Certificate in Plesk

Learn how to secure a Plesk-managed website with an SSL Certificate.

Setting up the SSL certificate in Plesk is a two-part process. First, you need to upload the private key and other certificate file(s). Then you can enable SSL support for your website.

Requirements

  • You have the private key, the SSL certificate (public key), and the intermediate certificate saved on your computer. Download the SSL Certificate and Intermediate Certificate
  • You have finished setting up your domain in Plesk.
  • You have enabled the Power User View in Plesk .

1: Add an SSL Certificate to Plesk

  • Click on Websites & Domains and select SSL/TLS Certificates.
  • Click on Add SSL/TLS Certificate.
  • Enter a certificate name to help identify the certificate within Plesk, as well as the remaining required info.
  • Go to the Upload the certificate files section and click browse next to each file type (Private key *.key, Certificate *.cer or *.crt, and Intermediate *.cer) to find them on your computer. Click Upload Certificates when all the certificate files have been added.

After you have added the certificate, you must enable SSL/TLS support and connect the certificate to your website.

2: Connecting the SSL Certificate to Your Website

After you have added the certificate, you must enable SSL/TLS support and connect the certificate to your website.

  • Click Websites & Domains in the left side menu.
  • Go to Hosting Settings.
  • Go to the Security section and enable the following settings:
    - Enable SSL/TLS support
    - Enable Permanent SEO-safe 301 redirect from HTTP to HTTPS
    - Next to Certificate, select your SSL certificate from the drop-down menu.
  • Click OK.

Your website is now accessible at https://www.yourdomain.com.