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Install Let’s Encrypt plugin on cPanel

Overview

This plugin allows the Let’s Encrypt Auto SSL feature to retrieve certificates from the Let’s Encrypt™ provider. You can use this plugin if you do not want to use cPanel’s default provider.

Let’s Encrypt can issue certificates faster than the cPanel (powered by Sectigo) default provider. It can also secure wildcard subdomains, which the default provider cannot do. However, unlike the cPanel default provider, Let’s Encrypt imposes rate and size limits on its issued certificates.

Install Let’s Encrypt on cPanel

To install the plugin, perform the following steps:

  1. Log in to the server as the root user.
  2. Run the following command
/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/install_lets_encrypt_autossl_provider

Activate Let’s Encrypt plugin from WHM

  1. Log in to WHM and navigate to the Manage AutoSSL interface (WHM >> Home >> SSL/TLS >> Manage AutoSSL).
  2. In the Providers tab, select the Let’s Encrypt™ option. The interface will display the Terms of Service section.
  3. Review Let’s Encrypt’s terms of service. If you agree, select the I agree to these terms of service option.
  4. Click Save.

Uninstall Let’s Encrypt plugin

To uninstall the plugin, perform the following steps:

  1. Log in to the server as the root user.
  2. Run the following command:
/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/uninstall_lets_encrypt_autossl_provider