Category: How to: Setup a SSL Certificate

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  • An existing SiteWorx account.
  • A SiteWorx account with a dedicated IP address.


The purpose of this is to detail how to setup a SSL Certificate.

How to: Setup a SSL Certificate

  1. Click the Hosting Features menu item if it is not already open.
  2. Click the SSL Certificates menu item.
  3. Click the [Setup SSL Certificate] link.
  4. If you have your Certificate Authority (CA) signed certificate already, paste it in the provide box, and click the Install button.
  5. If you want to create a self-signed certificate, click the Generate button.
Nov 15, 2012, 8:18 pmBy: InterWorx
How to: Setup a SSL Certificate
9 votes, 2.56 avg. rating (50% score)
(4) Comments
  1. Simon Byrne: In case anybody else is struggling with this... When you purchase an SSL from Symantec, they provide you with a wizard which is supposed to make it easy to paste it in. But it kept on failing in Siteworx, the format was invalid or something. Instead open up the EMAIL that Symantec sent you confirming issuance of the certificate, scroll down to the very bottom and you will find the certificate details there - this code works. If you then run through the Symantec SSL checker tool and it states that you are missing an "Intermediate Certificate", this additional code snippet must be placed into the "SSL Chain Certificate" part inside Siteworx. I hope this helps somebody else!
    April 18, 2014 at 8:44 am
  2. Michael: ? this is entirely confusing to a guy who is new to installing SSL's. My certificate came as a .csr file, so I have no idea what to copy and paste into the SSL Certificate field.
    October 14, 2013 at 4:10 pm
    • Trevor Bonomi: Hey Michael: Open the SSL files you received in notepad or something. It should look like:
      MIIFrAnkensteinisanasshatsdfsdfas dfagarybuseyaklfsdfalsdfasabelin colnsteinasdfasdfasdf 1234kjklasdfjkgarycolemanasdfe whalkshdf
      So you should be alright to paste the whole contents of the file in to the appropriate place in SiteWorx. Technically you could plop that file in the /home/[username]/var/[domain].com/ssl/ but there's also some jazz you'd need to do with another file in a vhost_[username].conf so see if this works for you.
      October 14, 2013 at 5:01 pm
      • Dario: Thank you Trevor! This was the first and only useful answer I have read in over 2 hours of research! So simple yet so effective! Thank you.
        December 1, 2016 at 6:13 am

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