Free SSL certificates for hosting accounts
Customers with hosting accounts on either yali or onza can now get free SSL certificates for websites, allowing you to have an https version of your website. We’re using the Let’s Encrypt certificate authority to provide the certificates.
To get a certificate and enable https hosting for your site, simply press the button in the control panel, and within 5 minutes you should have a working https site. You can find the option under “Web and Email Hosting“.
Let’s Encrypt certificates have a short expiry period, but we will take care of automatically renewing them for you.
Why use HTTPS/SSL?
Using SSL on your website means that traffic between our server and your user’s computers is encrypted and can’t be intercepted (despite David Cameron’s desires). It allows browsers to guarantee that they are indeed talking to the website shown in the address bar, even if they are using an untrusted network connection. Even if you don’t view the security aspects as a benefit, Google have previously announced that they will boost the page ranking of SSL-enabled sites.
Unfortunately, this service is not yet available to customers on our sphinx server. We are working on that, and will have it enabled in the near future.