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I have set-up WHMCS and have just about got to the stage where it can go live.

I know nothing about ssl and would like to enable this for the WHMCS set-up.

Could you please advise (a beginner in this) which certificate I ought to go for and the 'basic' guide as to how to install it for the WHMCS directory which is currently /hosting under my main site.

What is importnat is that I will be using the built in Google Checkout payment option which only functions with ssl so it needs to be up for that job.

I'm obviously not going to be competing with the super league for hosting - rather it is an added service for my web design clients.

Thanks for your help.
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Rizy - that was truly a detailed and helpful answer, thanks.

I ended up getting RapidSSL and spent hours trying to get it to function. I think the complication is an 'intermediate certificate" I tried pasting both together.

I've asked the hosting company for help now - however if you know about the intermediate thing I'd be glad to hear it.

Thanks again for the detail.

Very detailed answer - thanks
One other thing Rizy if you're still there - I got the certificate for mysite.co.uk and not www.mysite.co.uk, does that matter do you think?
You are welcome. From what I know the certificate for mysite.co.uk will not work for www.mysite.co.uk (will give a warning message) , but the vice versa do work. i.e. if the certificate is for www.mysite.co.uk it will also work for mysite.co.uk. ( though it would be good to confirm this from RapidSSL as well )

For intermediate ssl , RapidSSL appear to have this below KB for its installation on cPanel servers :

https://knowledge.rapidssl.com/support/ssl-certificate-support/index?page=content&actp=CROSSLINK&id=SO16225

You should paste the complete Intermediate CA certificate in the CAbunble section of the installation screen, and the main certificate in the certificate section, key should ideally load automatically.