Installing an SSL certificate on Supersonic CDN

Now that you’ve upgraded your website performance with the Supersonic CDN, the next step for it to operate is installing an SSL certificate. This guide will show you how.

The same SSL Certificate will cover both your website on the hosting server end and on the CDN side. First, go ahead and install an SSL on EasyWP or install it in cPanel on your Shared hosting.

Now you’re ready for installation on your Content Delivery Network. For this, navigate to the CDN management panel:

1. In your Namecheap Account, clicking the Apps section of the left hand menu, and select Supersonic CDN:

Screenshot from the Namecheap dashboard highlighting where to access CDN settings

2. In your Supersonic CDN Dashboard, click the SSL option in the left hand menu:

The SSL option is highlighted in left nav example

3. If you use CDN along with our Shared hosting and there's an SSL certificate already installed in your hosting cPanel, it can be easily enabled for your CDN in one click by using the Fetch from Hosting option in the Current active SSL section:

In case you have an EasyWP website with installed SSL on it, and you use Supersonic CDN as well, go to your EasyWP Dashboard >> Overview >> Website section >> click Manage next to SSL Certificate >> click the Sync button on the certificate status page:

And that's it, now your SSL also works for the CDN service.

If you need to install the SSL manually, use the below steps:

1. Click Upload Custom SSL in the SSL tab:

The Upload Custom SSL option is highlighted within the dashboard

2. On the next page, you’ll see three fields to fill out. These are where you’ll paste your unique codes for the SSL Certificate, Private Key and CA Bundle.

Open these files on your PC using text editor (e.g. Notepad), and paste in the text codes.

Note: Any plain text format with the proper code will work (.txt, .crt, .ca-bundle, .key, .pem).

Screenshot of the SL upload screen within the CDN dashboard

Alternatively, the file codes for your SSL Certificate, Private Key and CA Bundle can be uploaded using Upload File option. Click this button and select the correct file from the pop-up window. The code will automatically be added to the field.

3. Then click the Upload button.

You’ll see the domains that the custom SSL secures in SSL >> Current active SSL:

Screenshot example when your CDN is protected by SSL

That's it!

Unlike most scenarios where redirecting to the secured https:// version of a website is a separate step, the Namecheap Supersonic CDN platform automatically does this for you, so you’re all set.

If you need any further help during the SSL installation, please contact our SSL Support Team. Learn why all online business can enjoy the benefits of a CDN.

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