HostM offers FREE SSL certificates which can be installed on as many websites as you wish in 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 5 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 those that are purchased from established certificate authorities such as GeoTrust.
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.
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.
To request for FREE SSL certificates to be installed, check out our guide on how to convert a website from HTTP to HTTPS.
Our unlimited SSL hosting setup allows you to secure as many domains and subdomains as you wish on your hosting account.
In addition, when Let’s Encrypt begins offering wildcard certificates in early 2018, we’ll be implementing those as well.
We take care of automatically renewing on your behalf all free SSL certificates from Let’s Encrypt after approximately every 60 days, as each certificate is valid for 90 days.