Free SSL for everyone!
Since Januray 2017 we are happy to provide FREE SSL certificates for ALL our Smartweb Hosting plans through a new cPanel functionality called Auto SSL.
So what is AutoSSL you might wonder?
AutoSSL is the solution to one of the biggest pain points that exists for cPanel hosting users: SSL installation and renewal so far where a bit tricky and required a dedicated IP address in the past which added to total cost of a hosting plan. With AutoSSL there are no more forms to fill out, and no more certificates to manually copy into place.
Once you enable AutoSSL your websites are automatically secured with a FREE cPanel Domain Validated SSL certificate. Perhaps more exciting is the fact that your coverage will never lapse, because at expiration time a new SSL is requested and automatically installed.
Why is this a good thing?
With the latest algorithms from Google, SSL secured sites are most likely to get a better SEO ranking in the future. On top of that, website visitors also feel more at easy, knowing that their connection to the site is safe and secure. Particularly eCommerce websites will directly benefit from this.
So how do I make use of the free SSL certificate?
That's the beauty of AUTO SSL! You don't need to do anything from your end. All that's required is to access the website through the secure URL, which simply starts with https:// instead of http.