Our HTTPS hosting feature allows you to secure your website traffic by having SSL certificates such as free Let’s Encrypt certificates installed on your domains and subdomains.
This allows your websites to be accessible via TLS/SSL, which causes a padlock icon to be shown in your visitors’ web browsers.
For a full list of the benefits of HTTPS hosting, check out our article that reveals the 6 Important Benefits of Installing SSL on All of Your Websites.
An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is a digital item that’s purchased or obtained from a Certificate Authority (CA) for a domain. It can then be installed on that domain’s web server in order to secure its traffic.
We offer 100% FREE SSL certificates from Let’s Encrypt, so that you can secure all of your websites hosted in your HostM account, whether they’re business, personal or non-commercial sites.
Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates can utilize 4096-bit private keys and feature full SHA-2 and wildcard support as well as 256-bit encryption, the same level of security used by reputable banks and large ecommerce storefronts.
We typically have each SSL certificate installed within several hours of request. We also take care of renewals for the free SSL certificates from Let’s Encrypt on your behalf.
Our unlimited HTTPS hosting setup allows you to secure as many domains and subdomains as you wish on your hosting account.
Previously, each SSL certificate required its own dedicated IP. Since every domain on a hosting account shares the same IP address, and each domain typically requires its own SSL certificate, this meant that in each hosting account, only a single domain or subdomain could be secured by an SSL certificate!
You will be pleased to know that your HostM account comes with a feature called Server Name Indication (SNI). This allows all modern web browsers to load your SSL-secured websites without the need for a dedicated IP.
This means that you can, if desired, have SSL certificates installed on any or all of the domains and and their subdomains hosted in your HostM account, allowing them to take advantage of the SSL hosting benefits listed above.
Our HTTPS hosting comes with the following features and specifications: