Due to browser community distrust in Symantec, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox have decided to distrust websites with SSL certificates issued by Symantec before December 1st, 2017. This article outlines the steps and important key dates that website operators need to be aware of in order to sucessfully renew or replace their SSL certificates before their website is branded with a warning...
Install a Let's Encrypt SSL Certificate on a Cloud Server with Plesk
Let's Encrypt is a free, automated SSL Certificate Authority. Using Let's Encrypt is a fast, free way to obtain an SSL certificate for your website. With Plesk, you can create and deploy a Let's Encrypt SSL certificate with just a few clicks.
For any Cloud Server with Plesk, administrative functions like adding an SSL certificate should always be done using the Plesk interface.
- A Cloud Server with Plesk Onyx (any operating system)
This tutorial uses the Power User view. You can change the Plesk view by clicking Change View at the bottom of the column on the left.
- Firewall Access
If you have a firewall, you will need to allow access to port 443 in order to allow secure HTTPS traffic to and from your server.
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After the installation process completes, you will be able to access an SSL-secured version of your website at
Let's Encrypt certificates are only valid for 90 days. Plesk will automatically renew the certificate every month.
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