SSL certificates ensure visitors to your website have an encrypted connection. This means a third party can’t intercept any information your visitors give you, such as their email address or payment details.
Visitors to your website will see https:// at the start of your website address and get a green padlock icon in their browser when visiting your site. This signals that their connection to your website is securely encrypted and no third party can intercept their browsing session or any details they share.
For the vast majority of websites, a regular SSL certificate is more than enough. However, we also offer Extended SSL certificates, which have all the features of our free SSL certificates plus a warranty and a green browser address bar. Contact us for pricing and further details.
All our free SSL certificates are powered by Let’s Encrypt, which is an initiative supported by Google and Mozilla with the aim of creating a more secure web in an affordable way. We back their endeavour 100%, which is why we’ve chosen Let’s Encrypt as our certificate provider instead of charging for SSL certificates like many other hosting companies.
You can active your free SSL certificates automatically in a click from your control panel, or speak to our support team who will be happy to help. There’s no tricky setup process and we automatically renew them for free every three months to save you having to do it yourself.
Yep! If you’re on our Tiny plan you get one free SSL, Mighty plans get three free SSL certificates, and Boss plans get unlimited free SSL certificates.
We’ll never charge you for Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates or renewals. They’re included free as long as you have a hosting plan with us. Some hosts offer ‘free’ SSL certificates that are only free for the first year. With Lyrical Host they’re free forever.
Changing your URL from http:// to https:// can affect your search engine rankings if you don’t set up redirects, so remember to 301 your URLs if you’ve never had an SSL certificate for your website before. Our team can help sort it if you’re not sure how to do it.
The only caveat for using our free SSL certificates is that the domain name needs to be pointed at our nameservers. This is required by Let’s Encrypt for security reasons.