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  1. #1
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    Jun 2010
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    GoDaddy Standard SSL Installation Instructions

    This post assumes that:

    1. You are hosting with TurnkeyWebHosting.com
    2. You have access to your Siteworx control panel

    Tip: If you want the cheapest price from GoDaddy on an SSL, Google "SSL cert". GoDaddy's sponsored link will be right at the top. Click on it and make your purchase. Their Standard SSL will be $12.99 instead of $49.99.

    My thanks to Jon from Interworx, and Dirk from GoDaddy, for all their help with my SSL install.

    Here we go:

    1. Launch your web browser
    2. Type in your Siteworx web address in the address bar (e.g. http://www.mydomain.com/siteworx/)
    Tip: You may receive a certificate warning. This is due to the security certificate using the web host's domain name instead of yours; just carry on citizen

    3. Login with the username and password TurnkeyWebHosting.com emailed you when you signed up
    4. On the left hand side of the screen, click "Hosting Features"
    5. The menu will expand; click on "SSL Certificates"
    6. Click [ Setup Private Key ]
    Tip: Most, if not all, new SSLs are issued using 2048-bit RSA keys.

    7. Select 2048-bit from the dropdown box
    8. Click the Generate button
    9. The top of your screen will say: Private key created
    10. Click on "SSL Certificates"
    11. Click [ Setup CSR ]
    12. If your country has not already been chosen for you, type your two letter country code (e.g. US)
    13. Type the two letter State or Providence code (e.g. NY for New York)
    14. Type your City
    15. Type your company's name
    16. Type the Company division (e.g. Online Retail)
    17. Choose the Common Name from the select box (e.g. mydomain.com)
    18. Type your E-mail address (e.g. hi@mydomain.com)
    19. Click the Generate button
    20. The top of your screen will say: CSR created
    21. Open a new tab in your web browser
    22. Log into your GoDaddy account and follow these instructions: http://help.godaddy.com/article/562
    23. Log in to your GoDaddy Account Manager
    24. In the My Products section, select SSL Certificates
    25. Next to the certificate you want to manage, click Manage Certificate
    26. From the Filters list, click Certificates and then click the common name (e.g. mydomain.com) for the certificate you want to download
    27. Click Download
    28. Download your certificate for the Apache webserver
    Tip: Keep these files in a safe place!

    29. Click Download Certificate and specify a location to save the file
    30. Click Close
    31. Log out of your GoDaddy account
    32. Close the GoDaddy tab
    33. Minimize your web browser
    34. Unzip the file you downloaded from GoDaddy
    Tip: There should be two files: gd_bundle.crt and mydomain.com.crt. Make sure you have both!

    35. Open mydomain.com.crt with a text editor (Windows users can use Notepad for this, Mac users can use TextMate, BBEdit, or something along those lines)
    36. You'll see a lot of gobbledygook, don't worry, it's supposed to look that way
    37. Highlight everything, from start to finish
    38. Copy it (CTRL + C for Windows users, Command + C for Mac users)
    39. Minimize your text editor
    40. Maximize your web browser
    41. Click on "SSL Certificates"
    42. Click [ Setup SSL Certificate ]
    43. Click your mouse in the large text box and paste the gobbledygook (CTRL + V for Windows users, Command + V for Mac users)
    44. Click the install button
    45. At the top of the screen you will see the message: Certificate Authority (CA) signed certificate installed successfully

    You're almost done! Hang in there with me; you're doing great!

    46. Click on "SSL Certificates"
    47. Click [ Setup SSL Chain Certificate ]
    48. Minimize your web browser
    49. Maximize your text editor
    50. Close mydomain.com.crt and open gd_bundle.crt
    51. Highlight everything, from start to finish
    52. Copy it (CTRL + C for Windows users, Command + C for Mac users)
    53. Minimize your text editor
    54. Maximize your web browser
    55. Click your mouse in the large text box and paste the gobbledygook (CTRL + V for Windows users, Command + V for Mac users)
    56. Click the install button
    57. At the top of the screen you will see the message: Chain Certificate was successfully installed
    58. Logout of Siteworx
    59. Give yourself a pat on the back! You did a great job!

    These were the steps I took to install my Standard SSL certificate from GoDaddy. I hope this helps someone. If you have anything to add, or see corrections that need to be made, please share!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
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    How to get a free SSL certificate

    Download a free SSL certificate here. It runs without problems for each of my projects. It took me only 5 minutes to finish the task.

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