How to configure cPanel AutoSSL function to ignore a sub-domain so that it is not included in the AutoSSL process Print

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To configure cPanel's AutoSSL function to exclude a specific subdomain from the SSL certificate coverage, you can follow these steps. This is particularly useful if you don't want AutoSSL to manage SSL certificates for certain subdomains for various reasons, such as if it's used for testing or special applications.

Step-by-Step Guide to Exclude a Subdomain from AutoSSL in cPanel:

  1. Log into cPanel:

    • Access your cPanel account by logging in with your username and password.
  2. Navigate to SSL/TLS Status:

    • Find and click on the “SSL/TLS Status” icon under the “Security” section. This tool allows you to manage the SSL status of your domains and subdomains.
  3. Locate the Subdomain:

    • Once inside the SSL/TLS Status page, you'll see a list of all your domains and subdomains. Locate the subdomain you wish to exclude from AutoSSL.
  4. Exclude the Subdomain:

    • Next to the subdomain, there should be a checkbox or a similar option to include/exclude it from AutoSSL. Uncheck the box for the subdomain you want to exclude.
    • Some interfaces may have an “Exclude” button or link directly next to the subdomain.
  5. Apply the Changes:

    • After deselecting the subdomain, ensure you apply the changes. There should be a button to save or update your preferences at the bottom of the list or at the top of the page.
  6. Confirm the Exclusion:

    • AutoSSL will run periodically, and when it does, it should now skip the excluded subdomain. You can check the status of AutoSSL operations by navigating to “Manage AutoSSL” under the “SSL/TLS” section in your cPanel. This page often also shows logs or recent actions taken by AutoSSL.


  • Re-check After Changes: If you make DNS or other significant changes to your domain, it's a good idea to check the AutoSSL exclusion settings to ensure they remain as intended.
  • Manual SSL Management: For any subdomain excluded from AutoSSL, you might need to manually manage SSL certificates if SSL/TLS security is required.
  • cPanel Updates: Keep in mind that cPanel updates or changes made by EntirelyDigital might affect how settings are managed. Always verify settings after updates.

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