SSL Certificate Improvements for cPanel & WHM

Posted on | Updated:

Regular followers of our blog will remember our recent post regarding Liquid Web’s SSL Certificates that come complete with Phishing Protection. As a follow up to that post, Liquid Web has learned of some improvements made for SSL Certificates in cPanel and WHM. SSL Certificates, along with PCI Compliance, have become the standard for safety when it comes to trust and reputation in online security for the plethora of e-commerce operations online today. As of May 8th, cPanel and WHM 11.38 have released usability improvements, SNI support and support for multi-domain certificates in an effort to improve the user experience.

Enhanced Error CheckingcPanel
The improvements include enhanced error checking, making the process of installing certificates more straightforward and foolproof. If there is any issue with the certificate when a user attempts to install a certificate on a server, cPanel and WHM will deny the installation and let the user know that an issue needs to be resolved.

Server Name Indicator (SNI)
While each SSL Certificate previously required its own dedicated IP address, SNI indicates what hostname the client is connecting to at the beginning of the SSL handshake process, allowing a server to have multiple certificates installed on the same IP address. Therefore, users on shared servers are able to install their own certificates without purchasing a dedicated address.

Multi-Domain Certificates (UCC/SAN)
For those without operating systems that support SNI, an alternative is available. The latest update also supports multi-domain certificates, which allows users to add multiple domain names to a single certificate. Those multi-domain certificates can then be installed onto shared IP addresses. In addition, users can create self-signed, multi-domain certificates and can generate a signing request to take to their SSL provider to have a permanent certificate created.

These updates mean a simpler and more usable SSL certificate installation process is now in place for both cPanel and WHM. Running e-commerce operations is safer and more reliable due to Liquid Web’s SSL Certificates and our 24/7/365 Heroic Support® staff! Want to know how these new SSL Certificate improvements will affect your web application? Our knowledgeable Sales and Heroic Support® teams are available around the clock to answer your questions and help you navigate through any variety of software changes and updates.

Call 1-800-580-4985 or Live Chat our team for more information on how you can take advantage of the new SSL improvements!

Want more news and updates like this straight to your inbox?

Keep up to date with the latest​ ​Hosting news.