GoDaddy Apache cPanel: Install SSL Certificate

What?
An article to remind me how to install an SSL certificate with GoDaddy.

Why?
A quick reference for myself as I found that with GoDaddy, a purchased SSL certificate seems to require re-installing each year despite it's expiry in a couple years time.

The first time I did it, there were more steps; the second time I just did as per the below. If I ever have to do the long process again, I'll add it to this article.

How?
I know there are instructions on the GoDaddy website but this is how I do it along with screenshots:
  1. Login to your GoDaddy panel and expand the menu by clicking the caret by your name in the top right corner, then click on "My Products":
    Setup SSL Certificate on a GoDaddy hosted Apache server with cPanel - Step 1:

  2. Scroll down to SSL Certificates and click on the "Manage" button alongside the domain you want to install the SSL certificate for
    Setup SSL Certificate on a GoDaddy hosted Apache server with cPanel - Step 2:

  3. Select the Server Type and then click on "Download Zip File" button
    Setup SSL Certificate on a GoDaddy hosted Apache server with cPanel - Step 3:

  4. Decompress the ZIP and find the CRT file
    Setup SSL Certificate on a GoDaddy hosted Apache server with cPanel - Step 4:

  5. Return to your GoDaddy page and scroll down to "Web Hosting" then click on "Manage"
    Setup SSL Certificate on a GoDaddy hosted Apache server with cPanel - Step 5:

  6. Click on the "cPanel Admin" button to go to your cPanel
    Setup SSL Certificate on a GoDaddy hosted Apache server with cPanel - Step 6:

  7. Type SSL in the search to filter by icons relevant on your cPanel dashboard and then click on the "SSL/TLS" icon
    Setup SSL Certificate on a GoDaddy hosted Apache server with cPanel - Step 7:

  8. Click on the "Generate, view, upload, or delete SSL certificates" link in the right sidebar
    Setup SSL Certificate on a GoDaddy hosted Apache server with cPanel - Step 8:

  9. Scroll down and click on "Choose File" button under the "Upload a new certificate" section > Then select the certificate file noted earlier in step 4 (the one you downloaded as a Zip) then return to this screen and click on "Upload Certificate"
    Setup SSL Certificate on a GoDaddy hosted Apache server with cPanel - Step 9:

  10. Return to the SSL/TLS page from your cPanel dashboard and click on "Manage SSL Sites"
    Setup SSL Certificate on a GoDaddy hosted Apache server with cPanel - Step 10:

  11. Click on "Browse Certificates" then select the certificate for the domain you in the popup that appears (it's a list of the uploaded certificates)
    Setup SSL Certificate on a GoDaddy hosted Apache server with cPanel - Step 11:

  12. Finally, click on "Install Certificate" and then click on the "Refresh Site" button in the popup. (if already installed it just lets you click on "Ok").
    Setup SSL Certificate on a GoDaddy hosted Apache server with cPanel - Step 12:


Initially I got a support agent from GoDaddy to do this who said it would take about 6 hours to 2 days to take effect. Not sure what was supposed to happen but 2 days later it still wasn't working. I followed the process above and it took immediate effect...


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