In December 2015 the new certificate authority Let’s Encrypt entered Public Beta and caused a wave of excitement. The groundbreaking news meant that website owners can obtain security certificates for their websites for free instead of paying for traditional SSL certificates and install them much easier. Naturally since then many of you have asked us when we would introduce the certificates on our hosting platform. For all of you who have been eagerly awaiting this moment, we are happy to say that Let’s Encrypt certificates are now available at SiteGround! What you should know about Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA) that issues domain-validated security certificates. The main goal of the project, which SiteGround proudly sponsors, is to make encryption ubiquitous on the web so that all web browsing becomes safer. The key benefits of the Let’s Encrypt certificates are: cost-free easy installation no validation emails are sent no dedicated IP required (which is extra money) trusted by all major browsers auto renewable How to install Let’s Encrypt at SiteGround You can install Let’s Encrypt certificates for free through the cPanel of your hosting account.
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