Securing your website with an SSL certificate is crucial for protecting your user's data and improving your site's credibility and search engine ranking. This article guides you through the process of installing an SSL certificate using Let's Encrypt or your own certificate on Cubes Hosting.

Using Let's Encrypt for SSL Certificate Installation

Let's Encrypt provides a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), making it easy to set up an SSL certificate. Follow these steps to install a Let's Encrypt SSL certificate:

  • Log in to your Cubes Hosting control panel.
  • Navigate to the 'SSL/TLS Management' section.
  • Select 'Let's Encrypt' and enter the required domain information.
  • Click on 'Issue' to start the automatic validation and installation process.
  • Once the process completes, your site will be secured with an SSL certificate from Let's Encrypt.

Installing Your Own SSL Certificate

If you have purchased or obtained an SSL certificate elsewhere, you can manually install it on your hosting account. Here’s how:

  • Log in to your Cubes Hosting control panel.
  • Go to the 'SSL/TLS Management' area.
  • Choose 'Install and Manage SSL for your site (HTTPS)'.
  • Enter your domain name and carefully paste your Certificate (CRT), Private Key (KEY), and CA Bundle (CABUNDLE) in the respective fields.
  • Click 'Install Certificate' to complete the setup.

Ensure that your SSL certificate, private key, and CA bundle match and are correctly formatted to avoid installation errors.

Troubleshooting Common SSL Installation Issues

If you encounter any issues during the installation, consider the following tips:

  • Double-check the correctness of the SSL certificate and key.
  • Ensure there are no extra spaces or missing characters in your certificate information.
  • If using Let's Encrypt, ensure that your domain is correctly pointed to your hosting account and is publicly accessible.

Note: SSL certificates require renewal. Let's Encrypt certificates are valid for 90 days, while the validity of purchased certificates varies depending on the provider.


Securing your website with an SSL certificate is a straightforward process on Cubes Hosting. Whether you choose a free certificate from Let's Encrypt or install your own, following these steps will help safeguard your site and enhance its credibility. Regularly monitor and renew your SSL certificate to maintain website security.

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