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Can I purchase an SSL Certificate for a domain name that is using Dotology Hosting?

Yes.  SSL Certificates are available for a single domain name per Dotology Hosting account.  Prior to purchasing the SSL Certificate, you will need to purchase a dedicated IP address from Dotology for the hosting account.  You will also need to generate a private key and a certificate signing request (CSR) for your domain name. 

You can purchase the dedicated IP address by following this link.  Once you have your dedicated IP address, follow these instructions to generate a private key and CSR:

  1. Log in to your Dotology Hosting Console
  2. Under the Security header, click the “SSL/TLS Manager” icon
  3. Under the Private Keys header, click on “Generate, view, upload, or delete your private keys”
  4. Under “Generate a new key” type the FQDN you wish to secure under “host” or select your domain name from the drop down menu.  Leave the default key size of 2048 bits.
  5. Click the “Generate” button
  6. Once the key has been generated click “Return to SSL Manager”
  7. Under the Certificate Signing Requests  (CSR) header click on “Generate, view, or delete SSL certificate signing requests”
  8. Select the FQDN from the drop-down menu and fill out the required fields.
  9. Click the “Generate” button.
  10. Your CSR will appear in the first field.  Your CSR includes the





If any character is missing, it will result in an error when generating the certificate.

You will then to proceed to purchase the SSL Certificate as usual.  When prompted for server type choose “cPanel” from the drop down menu.

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