How to Move or Transfer an SLL Certificate to Another Webhost Using cPanel

If you want to move or transfer a domain to a new hosting company, you may also want to transfer the existing SSL certificate associated with it. This is especially important if you already purchased a trusted SLL certificate and don’t want to use the free SLL that the new webhost may offer.

So to save your time from reading and trying to read very technical information, here’s a simplified guide on how to transfer an SSL certificate from one cPanel to another cPanel.

1 Login to your old cPanel account.

2 Find the “SSL/TLS” button then click it. It is usually located under the “Security” box.

SSL/TLS button

3 Get the “Private Key” by clicking the “Generate, view, upload, or delete your private keys” link.

SSL/TLS page

4 Find the domain you wish to transfer and click the “Edit” link (click image to enlarge).

edit link
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5 Copy content of the “Encoded Private Key:” box into your notepad.

view private key

6 Go back to the “SSL/TLS” page then click the link “Generate, view, upload, or delete SSL certificates

SSL/TLS generation page

7 Find the domain you wish to transfer and click the “Edit” link (click image to enlarge).

find the domain
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8 Copy content of the “Encoded Certificate:” box into your notepad.

copy the certificate

9 Now, login to your new or your other webhost using cPanel.

10 Find the “SSL/TLS” button.

find SSL/TLS button

11 Click it to go to the “SSL/TLS” page.

go to SSL/TLS button page

12 Click the “Manage SSL sites” link (see image above).

You should be directed to a page like this:

manage SSL hosts

13 Choose your domain from the drop down menu.

install an SSL website

14 Simply copy and paste private and certificate keys from your notepad into corresponding fields/boxes (click image for detailed view).

private keys
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15 Finally, click the “Install Certificate” button.

install certificate button

16 A pop-up message will notify you that your SSL certificate is successfully installed.

SSL host successfully installed

17 Just click OK and you’re done!

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