How to Install Let’s Encrypt SSL Using cPanel

In this tutorial we will install Let’s Encrypt SSL into our website while using cPanel, this will make our website safer and it will be accessible with https://.

However, if you are serious about your website protection and don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on bullet-proof SSL certificate check out Hostinger’s cheap SSL certificates for a life time offer.

What you’ll need

Before you begin this guide you’ll need the following:

  • Access to cPanel
  • Let’s Encrypt SSL installed in cPanel

Step 1 — Accessing cPanel

First of all, you should go to your website cPanel, you can reach it by going to or

Step 2 — Locating Let’s Encrypt SSL

You have successfully entered your cPanel, now you should locate Security section and click on Let’s Encrypt SSL icon.
However, if you cannot find Let’s Encrypt SSL, please contact your hosting provider and they will gladly assist you.

Let's Encrypt SSL

Step 3 — Selecting SSL for Domain

Once you have entered Let’s Encrypt SSL you should check the section Issue a new certificate and tick the boxes near your domain name. After you have done that, please click on “Issue Multiple”.

Let's Encrypt SSL

After you have done that, you should tick the box on Primary near the domain without www and tick the box near text Install mail .. SSL certificate for

  • If you tick the box near Install mail.., then it will grant the ability to use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) when transmitting data between mail clients and servers. In other words, this will keep your sent and received mail secure.

To proceed, you should press Issue.


Step 4 — Installing SSL Certificate

The SSL certificate is now installed onto the domain "" using the IP address. Apache is restarting in the background. – this message should appear on your screen if everything was correct, after few seconds you will be able to use your website with SSL.
If you get an error message instead, simply ask for the assistance of your hosting provider.



Congratulations, you have successfully installed Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate, you should be able to access your website with https:// now, this makes your website a safer place!

About the author

Edvinas B.

Edvinas mentors and trains every new customer support agent at Hostinger. When he's not teaching new guys the secrets of providing an exceptional service, he likes to travel the world and play basketball.


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    • Hello, Gene.

      The following method still works, however, Hostinger no longer provides cPanel hosting (which is what this tutorial is about). But we do offer lifetime SSL certificates for a one-time setup fee.

      Also, if you’re specifically looking for cPanel hosting, we have it available on our sister project Hosting24. The steps described in this tutorial would work there 😉

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