HostM offers FREE SSL certificates which are automatically installed on websites hosted on your HostM hosting account.
Our FREE SSL certificates are issued by the new Let’s Encrypt certificate authority, backed by organizations such as Mozilla, Akamai, and Cisco.
If you’re unclear as to why you’d want to install SSL on your websites, check out our article on 6 Important Benefits of Installing SSL on All of Your Websites.
In terms of security and technical specifications, the FREE SSL certificates from Let’s Encrypt are exactly the same as domain-validated certificates purchased from other certificate authorities such as VeriSign, GeoTrust, and Comodo.
Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates can utilize 4096-bit private keys and feature full SHA-2 support and 256-bit encryption, the same level of security used by reputable banks and large ecommerce storefronts.
All of the free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates that are newly provisioned (including renewals of existing certificates) on our servers are wildcard SSL certificates.
Some hosting companies require that you purchase a dedicated IP in order to install an SSL certificate.
HostM’s servers support SNI technology, which means you don’t need to purchase a dedicated IP just to install an SSL certificate.
This also makes it possible to install SSL certificates on multiple domains on your hosting account.
Check out our guide on how you can set up HTTPS (SSL) for your website and get the web browser to show a padlock in the web address bar.
Our unlimited SSL hosting setup allows you to secure as many domains and subdomains as you wish on your hosting account.
We take care of automatically renewing on your behalf all FREE SSL certificates from Let’s Encrypt every 60-90 days. Each SSL certificate is valid for 90 days.