The time it takes to set up an SSL certificate varies, some are instant some can take a few working days - it depends on the certificate issuer.
Please note: SSL certificates are not provided directly from Magic WebDesigns, they are provided by RapidSSL, GeoTrust or Symantec.
When you purchase your certificate, we will email you a link to your client area where you provide the information the certificate issuer requires. This is most commonly a CSR which can be generated within cPanel. If you are using a third party host, we recommend you contact them to find out the method as it can vary depending on the provider.
How to generate a CSR within cPanel
- Login to cPanel
- Scroll down to 'Security', and click 'SSL/TLS'
- Click 'Generate, view, or delete SSL certificate signing requests.'
- Fill in all the information (note: you only need to fill in the fields marked with a '*', the other fields are optional
Depending on the level of the SSL (Domain Validation, Organisation Validation, or Extended Validation) the next step may ask for further information.
We know the process of getting an SSL certificate can be confusing, unfortunately we have no control over the process. If you get stuck you can always submit a request and we will be more than happy to help.