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Securing WHM with SSL

I'm setting up a new server with cPanel/WHM and am trying to secure the login/access to the WHM/cPanel pages (Which are currently of the format https://xxx.xx.xx.xxx:2087; where the x's are the server's IP address). I'm not seeing any way to do this within WHM.

 

Do I need to set up a FQDN for the server and apply the SSL certificate to that? It's already pre-configured by godaddy of the format sxxx-xx-xx-xxx.secureserver.net; but that FQDN does not seem to point anywhere (I get a "This Site Can't Be Reached" message.)

 

Thanks in advance

 

Edit: It appears that this is the case: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/44609411/how-do-i-change-my-whm-cpanel-to-use-a-fqdn-and-ssl; however, it seems odd to me that the 'secureserver.net' FQDN is in fact not secure (and cannot be made to be)...

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Helper IV
Helper IV

Re: Securing WHM with SSL

Hi, @gec1,

As per your question


@gec1 wrote:

I'm setting up a new server with cPanel/WHM and am trying to secure the login/access to the WHM/cPanel pages (Which are currently of the format https://xxx.xx.xx.xxx:2087; where the x's are the server's IP address). I'm not seeing any way to do this within WHM.

 

Do I need to set up a FQDN for the server and apply the SSL certificate to that? It's already pre-configured by godaddy of the format sxxx-xx-xx-xxx.secureserver.net; but that FQDN does not seem to point anywhere (I get a "This Site Can't Be Reached" message.)

 

Thanks in advance

 

Edit: It appears that this is the case: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/44609411/how-do-i-change-my-whm-cpanel-to-use-a-fqdn-and-ssl; however, it seems odd to me that the 'secureserver.net' FQDN is in fact not secure (and cannot be made to be)...


Answer:

You can able to install SSL certificate in WHM itself. First of all, You must have brief knowledge about Linux administration. In case, If you're a newbie. Contact GoDaddy Technical support. 
SSL Installation could be done in two ways. 

1. Public IP Address. 

 https://xxx.xx.xx.xxx:2087 - Where 2087 represent WHM Port.

For Public IP. GoDaddy offers an Organisation SSL. GoDaddy will install SSL on behalf of you. 

2. Hostname - Configure your hostname from the VPS dashboard. By default, WHM comes with a self-signed certificate. That's the reason why you're seeing a non-secure connection in the browser. 

 

The best approach to overcome this issue. Contact GoDaddy Support. 

For more information. I have configured an SSL for my existing VPS. 

https://stagingserverusa.incapio.org:2087 - I have done this setup with the help of GoDaddy. 

If you have more queries regarding VPS. Just post a reply below. 

 

Thank you. 

Manoj Kumar.