Hello there, quick question from newbie as after first attempt, I got not secure log in warning, my “https” was not working.

So I want to install c-Panel on CentOS and want to know the order to do it.

What I did previously was this:

  • Added CloudFlare NS inside Domain Provider
  • Created the droplet inside DO
  • Added the domain to the droplet
  • Start installing c-Panel

aaaand got in that black window some warnings about kernel and when went to log in using https://mydroppletip:2078 got warning that SSL sertificate is not working.

Anyone help and let me know the proper flow of installing and connecting things as providing tutorial sources?

Thanks

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Hello friend!

At this time cPanel issues free SSL certificates for WHM/cPanel, but you need to use the server hostname rather than the IP in browser, as SSL certificates are signed only for names and not IP addresses. I highly recommend their installation guide, as the cPanel team has heavily documented it:

https://documentation.cpanel.net/display/72Docs/Installation+Guide

Kind Regards,
Jarland

Hello, MkDroplet

As per @jarland reply you can use a hostname in order to access cPanel/WHM securely via https.

As for the domain names hosted on the droplet you can install the Let’s Encrypt tool in order to issue and install SSLs.

Installation

  • To install the plugin, perform the following steps:

  • Log in to the server as the root user.

  • Run the following command:

/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/install_lets_encrypt_autossl_provider
  • Log in to WHM and navigate to the Manage AutoSSL interface (WHM -> Home -> SSL/TLS -> Manage AutoSSL)

  • In the Providers tab, select the Let’s Encrypt™ option. The interface will display the Terms of Service section.

  • Review Let’s Encrypt’s terms of service. If you agree, select the I agree to these terms of service option.

  • Click Save.

You can also check the official cPanel docs: https://docs.cpanel.net/knowledge-base/third-party/the-lets-encrypt-plugin/86/

Hope that this helps!
Regards,
Alex

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