This guide is focused around deployed servers with DirectAdmin's new skin "Evolution"
So, you've purchased an SSL Certificate and now you don't know what to do? Don't worry, we're here to help! If you've purchased a standard DV certificate, an OV certificate or an EV Certificate, it doesn't matter, no stress! We'll help explain things to help make it easy for you!
In this guide, we'll be going over the steps needed to install your purchased SSL certificate to a domain on your DirectAdmin Server.
We hope this guide helps you with this relatively easy process.
As always, if you ever require assistance – please reach out to us.
You'll need to login to your DirectAdmin user through the DirectAdmin Panel – or if you're the Administrator, you can drop in through the
Once at the user level, go to "Account Manager" and click "SSL Certificates":
Evolution - Default:
Evolution - Icon:
Once inside the SSL Cetificate area, you'll see many different choices:
You'll want to ensure that you have "Paste pre-generated' box checked as outlined in the following screenshot:
You'll see two boxes in this window, the "Key" box and the "Certificate" Box.
The "key" box is for the
Private RSA Key
The "certificate" box is for the actual certificate or
Please see this example:
Once your certificate is entered, click "Save" for it to take effect.
Some certificates require you to enter the CA Root Certificate bundled with the certificate as well – please be aware of this!
To set the CA Root Certificate, you'll want to click "CA Root Certificate" within the SSL Certificate area:
This will take you to the "CA Root Certificate" window to apply the certificate.
You paste it and click "Save" – simple as that!
Your SSL certificate at this point should be installed properly.
We do hope this guide helped you during the process.