How to issue a new cPanel SSL on server hostname

Have you ever installed cPanel on a server and it comes with an self signed SSL certificate? Or have you ever changed the hostname of your server and experienced issues accessing cpanel/WHM GUI via the browser? Well, here is the solution.

Cpanel offers free SSL verified by cPanel Inc. This is auto installed when you set up cPanel on a server or when it’s about to expire. But if the auto installation doesn’t occur for any reason, here is how you resolve it:

1. Login to the server via SSH as root

2. Verify cPanel License using the command below:


3. Run the command below to check hostname SSL and replace it if it’s not valid


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