Managed cloud hosting platform Cloudways
is now offering free multi-domain protection using ‘Let's Encrypt’ SSL certificates. Cloudways specializes in managed services for designers, ecommerce websites, developers, and digital agencies. The company utilizes the cloud infrastructure of a range of providers including DigitalOcean, Vultr, Google Compute Engine, Kyup, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to setup customers in seconds. Its services feature ‘CloudwaysBot’, the company’s CloudwaysBot hosting assistant which provides a range of email- and Slack-based reports on server and app performance. Cloudways’ latest enhancement “simplifies SSL deployment and management as a single Let's Encrypt SSL certificate will be able to protect multiple domains”.
Based in San Francisco, California, United States, ‘Let's Encrypt’ is a “free, automated, and open certificate authority” that offers free SSL certificates that enable websites to utilise HTTPS protocols. SSL certificates are data files that provides encryption to secure connections between web servers and browsers. Certificates are bound to specific organizations and these days they are of vital importance, particularly in terms of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – Google penalizes sites that utilize SSL certificates. Typically, companies offer SSL certificates at cost, but ‘Let's Encrypt’ certificates are free of charge.
By adopting ‘Let's Encrypt’, Cloudways can offer SSL cost free to customers. Previously one SSL certificate available through Cloudways was tied to a single domain, but now each certificate can be attached to a number of domains at the same time.
"Our aim is to build Cloudways as one of the easiest cloud hosting platform in the industry,” explained Cloudways co-founder, Aaqib Gadit. “The availability of free multi-domain Let's Encrypt SSL will streamline website protection with the added benefit of cost savings and simplified management. By using a single Let's Encrypt free SSL certificate, website owners can secure multiple websites on a single server with HTTPS. The entire deployment process gets completed within minutes”.Do you know of any other providers offering free SSL certificates? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.