Installing an SSL certificate on your Versio website

Gewijzigd op Wed, 30 Aug 2023 om 11:54 AM

To use an SSL certificate on your website, you need to install it. In this manual we'll explain how the certificate can be installed on our web hosting servers.


Step 1: Produce a CSR First, connect to the SSL menu by clicking advanced features from the main menu, then click SSL certificates.

Select the box next to create a certificate request. Then enter the details about your company. The common name refers to the address of your website that goes to the SSL certificate. Your website will only be secure at this address. In the above-mentioned example, https:/ and https:/ would be secure. When you were to provide only "" under common name, only https:/ will be secure and https:/ will not. Make sure you choose Keysize 4096 to create the csr. When you're done, click Save at the bottom of the screen. The following screen will launch:

Copy this text (including the "BEGIN/END CERTIFICATE REQUEST" sections) to a plain text editor such as Windows Notepad and save the file. You will need this CSR when you purchase a certificate.

Step 2: Purchase a certificate When you purchase a certificate, you will be asked for your details, your company details, but also:

  • The CSR
  • The software that produced the CSR
  • The "common name"
  • The CSR Simply paste the CSR you have been provided with by the control panel, including "BEGIN/END CERTIFICATE REQUEST" sections. The text to be pasted will be enclosed in a text box. Check whether the CSR has been saved and copies as plain text.

Software that produced the CSR Choose Apache-ModSSL or Other if you don't see Apache-ModSSL in the list. Don't worry about making a mistake here, this is only used for statistical purposes.

Your common name The "common name" refers to the address of your site which will go to the SSL certificate (see Step 1). Enter this address without "https://" unless specified otherwise.

Step 3: Install the certificate First, connect to the SSL menu by clicking Advanced Features from the main menu, then click SSL Certificates. In this field, place the contents under "RSA PRIVATE KEY" of "www_domein_uk.cert".

Tick the box next to paste a pre-generated certificate and key. As you can see, the key has already been placed in the text box. Copy the certificate directly below and click save.

Step 4: Install the CA Root Certificate Go back to the SSL menu. At the bottom left of the screen you will find a link called click here to paste a CA Root Certificate. Click it and copy your CA Root Certificate into the textbox. Then click save.

Important: please remember to tick the use a CA Cert. box. Although the installation of a CA Root Certificate isn't always required, it may be that your SSL certificate won't operation properly without completing this step.

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