How to Verify Your SSL Certificate

Want to verify your SSL certificate configuration after installation? Here's how you can do it from the Cloudways Platform.

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Written by Emmad
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We highly recommend verifying your SSL certificate after installing it to ensure that it is configured correctly. Many common issues arise if anything goes wrong during the SSL installation process. In addition, your site visitors may also face inconvenience or may see several warnings generated by web browsers if your SSL certificate is not set up correctly.

In this article, you will learn how to perform a free SSL check on your website after installing the certificate.

How to Verify Your SSL Certificate

Your SSL certificate can be verified effortlessly using any third-party tool such as SSL Server Test by Qualys SSL Labs. You are required to enter your domain name in the Hostname field and hit Submit to begin the testing. You can also choose to hide your website results from the public.

Here, you will see that your website has been graded from A to an F (in some cases, grades M and T), along with the details to validate it. For example, our demo website was graded an A grade during testing, indicating that the SSL certificate was deployed correctly. Read more about Qualys SSL Labs grading criteria here.


Please note that if you use any Web Application Firewall (WAF) service such as Cloudflare and use their SSL/TLS protection, you will see their certificate name over your original SSL certificate when running an SSL check.

That’s it! We hope this article was helpful. If you need any help, then feel free to search your query on Cloudways Support Center or contact us via chat (Need a Hand > Send us a Message). Alternatively, you can also create a support ticket.

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