How To Move SSL Certificate To Another Server? – Before We Get Into The Topic , let’s Learn Some Basic Of This Topic
Need to transfer SSL certificates to another server in cPanel? We’ve got you covered
You may need to transfer settings and data from one server to another due to a server location shift or an update. And, of course, we all know that moving between servers requires an SSL certificate, which keeps your website’s connection encrypted and helps your site stay compliant with security standards and regulations.
Choosing a Method: How to Move Your SSL Certificate to Another Server?
Before you move an SSL certificate between servers, you must make a critical decision about how you want to reach your end goal. Do you wish to copy the SSL certificate to a different server and keep the certificate on both? Or do you want to totally transfer or relocate the SSL certificate to a new server, discarding the previous copy and keeping only the one on the new server? Whichever way you choose is OK; you’ll simply need to take a few more steps to erase the old certificate once it’s been relocated to its new place. You’ll also need to erase the root certificates from the client machines if you used a custom root.
When migrating SSL certificates from one server to another, there’s one extra item to think about: If you previously only hosted a single domain on a server and now want to add numerous domains or subdomains to the new server, the SSL certificate you transfer will only encrypt the domain it’s registered to, not all of the domains on the server.
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Let’s go into how you can migrate an SSL certificate between servers now that we’ve cleared up the technical jargon. We’ll walk you through the procedure step by step to make it simple.
NOTE: WE USE CPANEL IN THIS GUIDE, BUT THIS GUIDE CAN BE APPLIED TO OTHER HOSTING CONTROL PANELS AS WELL.
How to Transfer an SSL Certificate to Another Server in cPanel?
1.Log into your cPanel account. When you need to relocate an SSL certificate to another server, the first thing you should do is choose the correct tool. Go to https://domain.com:2083 (replace domain.com with your domain name) to access the cPanel login page, which should look like this:
2.In the cPanel login page, move the SSL certificate to another server.
3.Go to the section on security. You should be on the cPanel main page after logging in. When you get to that section, it should look something like this:
cPanel Security Menu: Move SSL certificate to another server
4.Make a copy of your private key. You’ll be taken to the next page after clicking Generate, View, Upload, or Delete Your Private Keys. Then, on the private key, you want to transfer, select Edit. Copy your private key from the “Encoded Private Key” section and put it somewhere safe for the time being.
How to Copy Your Private Key in cPanel (Graphic)?
Illustration of the beginning of a private key that has been encoded
Paste your private key and certificate into the appropriate fields. Log into cPanel on your new server and return to the “SSL/TLS” page. To upload a new private key, first click Generate, view, upload, or remove your private keys, then paste the private key you copied earlier into the “Upload a New Private Key” section and save. To paste your certificate, go to the “SSL/TLS” page and click the Generate, view, upload, or delete SSL certificates link.
In cPanel, use the dialogue box to upload a new private key to your server.
Put your SSL certificate in place. Return to the “SSL/TLS” page and, under the “Install and Manage SSL for your site (HTTPS)” section, click Manage SSL sites. Then, select the SSL Certificate you want to install on this server by clicking the Browse Certificates option. Then, choose the domain for which you want to install an SSL Certificate. If any fields do not populate immediately, paste your certificate and private key into the appropriate fields and click Install Certificate.
In cPanel, you may browse SSL certificates.
Select a domain to change the SSL certificate to a different server.
To learn more about installing your SSL certificate once it’s been transferred over, see our article “How to Install SSL Certificate on WHM/Cpanel.” If you run into any problems while installation, don’t hesitate to contact us through our support page; we’re happy to assist you.
Now that you’ve transferred your SSL certificate to your new hosting server, there are a few more steps to complete before your server’s domains are fully SSL encrypted. These responsibilities include:
If you’re using WordPress to host your domains, you’ll need to activate HTTPS in WordPress after installing it on your hosting server.
Ensure there are no mixed content warnings on your website, as they can turn visitors away.
Maintaining SEO rankings after migrating to HTTPS, as badly configured HTTPS can be just as destructive as HTTP.
Comodo is a great place to get your SSL certificate.