SSLs

AutoSSL Feature for Shared / Business Hosting

Hostwinds is able to offer our new Shared web hosting and Business web hosting clients an SSL provided by cPanel with any newly purchased Hosting account. As soon as you sign up for a new account, you will receive an SSL Certificate automatically within 24 hours. This is a fantastic feature and another reason why…

How to Install Let’s Encrypt

Let’s Encrypt is a Certificate Authority that lets you acquire an SSL certificate. For systems that have shell access it is recommended to install Certbot which is an application that uses the ACME protocol. Certbot is packaged for many common operating systems and web servers.   Installation   Fedora  

  Debian   If…

SSL Lock is Not Displaying

When website visitors visit your site, they may be greeted with a warning that the site is insecure if you are not using a padlock. This can happen in several different web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. When web visitors see a green padlock and a Secure message, this is reassuring that…

How to Renew an SSL Certificate

How Do I Renew an SSL Certificate? In order to renew an SSL certificate, you need only to purchase a new certificate for the domains in question. The process of both purchasing a new SSL and purchasing a renewed SSL are identical, and can be a multi-step process that requires your input at various steps. …

How to Purchase an SSL Certificate from Hostwinds

Hostwinds offers two types of SSLs and makes it quick and easy for you to get started using. Here are the details for each and how to order from your Client Area: Hostwinds SSL   Basic SSLs: Make sure that all of your data is secure and confidential. We will provide you with an up…

Free SSL from Let’s Encrypt

What is Let’s Encrypt? Let’s Encrypt is a Certificate Authority (CA) that provides free Secure Socket Layers to enable HTTPS on your website.  They will provide you with an SSL Certificate if you can prove domain ownership through the ACME Protocol.  The software runs on your web host and verifies who you’re.   How do…

What is an SSL Certificate?

A Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate, when installed, encrypts information and transactions to securely transfer it from browser to web server safely.  They work by using a cryptographic system where two keys bind to the data, padlocking it.  The first key is a private key that only the recipient knows.  The second key is a…