Having an SSL Certificate is critical to the success and reputation of your website.
At Rovity, we offer free A+ graded SSL Certificates for all of your domains and subdomains.
In this tutorial, I will show you how you can request an SSL Certificate from Let’s Encrypt and install it on your domains via the DirectAdmin control panel.
Please make sure that you have changed your Nameservers value before you attempt to request for an SSL Certificate.
Otherwise, Let’s Encrypt, the Certificate Authority will reject the request.
Heads-up: You might think this free SSL Certificate would be weaker than the paid SSL certificates.
Nope, that’s a wrong assumption.
Log in to Your DirectAdmin Control Panel
You will have to log in to your DirectAdmin control panel to start the installation process.
If you don’t know how to access your DirectAdmin control panel, see How to Login to Directadmin Control Panel.
Once you have logged in, you will see the SSL Certificates icon under the Account Manager section.
Click on the SSL Certificates icon.
In this SSL Certificates page, make sure you are at the first tab, that says Free & automatic certificate from Let’s Encrypt.
Here, default selected options are the recommended options.
Common Name: Your domain name
Key Size (bits): EC-384
Certificate Type: SHA256
Select the checkbox against the Let’s Encrypt Certificate Entries; then it will select all available domains, including sub-domains.
If you have any values such as pointing to external resources, please unselect that value. Otherwise, the SSL Certificate request may fail.
For example, if Google’s G Suite manages your emails, then you must exclude those values.
Now click on the SAVE button.
Our system will now show you a message like the one above.
Once the request to Let’s Encrypt finished then our system will install the SSL Certificates.
Congratulations, You made it! 😍
Our system will renew your SSL Certificates automatically, so you don’t need to perform this step every time.
How to Check the Quality of the SSL Certificates?
You can test and verify the strength of the SSL certificate once installed.
In the Hostname, input your domain name and then hit the Submit button.
The test will take some time, so be patient.
Once the test finished, you can see the grade and all the details.
For example, here is the test result of one of our test domains.
A mind-blowing A+ rated SSL certificates, right?
Awesome! That’s what your domain will also be going to get.