Updated on Aug 9, 2023
In this part of our tutorial we will discuss the practical usage of the Let’s Encrypt software. We will show you how to install, reinstall and remove a Let’s Encrypt certificate.
For Let’s Encrypt to be able to issue an SSL certificate on your domain, that domain must point to the server Let’s Encrypt is on. For instance, if you are using our hosting services, your domain must point to your chosen server with us via an A record. Otherwise Let’s Encrypt will not be able to install the certificate on your domain. This applies for all subdomains related to the domain as well.
Installing an SSL certificate on your website via Let’s Encrypt is very easy. All it takes is a few clicks. Just follow the steps we have described below.
If the installation is successful, you will see a successful message informing you the certificate was installed on the particular domain. Please allow a minute or two to pass after which your website will be accessible through https://. If that is still not the case, clear your browser’s cache since it might be loading a cached version of the website.
The Let’s Encrypt certificate is valid for three months and should renew automatically. If you want you can renew it any time during the three months it is valid. To reissue the certificate, log in to your cPanel and navigate to Let's Encrypt. From there, click on Reinstall to renew the certificate.
To remove the certificate, click Remove and if you wish to get your certificate's details, click View.