SSL certificates encrypt information being exchanged between the browser and the server. They are necessary for e-commerce sites that accept credit cards, but they are also widely used for logins and other situations where security is desirable. We offer free Let's Encrypt SSLs as well as Comodo certificates that are purchased for one year licences.
Note: Dedicated IP addresses are no longer necessary for SSL certificates.
Our Shared, Semi-Dedicated, and Reseller plans all offer free Let's Encrypt SSL certificates which are installed & managed by the server automatically. The server will perform a daily check of all domains managed by your cPanel account and will install a new certificate for any domains which have no SSL or an expiring SSL. You can expedite this process by forcing an SSL check in cPanel.
Forcing an SSL Check
- Log in to cPanel
- Scroll down to the "SECURITY" heading and click on "SSL/TLS Status"
- Click the blue "Run AutoSSL" button at the top of the list.
The SSL check will take some time. Once completed you'll be able to see the SSL status of every domain and subdomain. If the SSL installation failed for a domain, you'll see an error message describing the nature of the failure - the most common issue are domains that are not pointed to your NixiHost account with your NixiHost nameservers. If you're unable to resolve the issue, please open a ticket or hop into chat so that we can assist you.
Common SSL Types
- Shared SSL
These certificates use a domain other than your own, and will cause a certificate warning message in your browser
- Private SSL
These certificates use your domain name and cause no warning messages. This is the certificate to use for protecting credit card transactions.
- Let's Encrypt
Let's Encrypt certificates are fully-signed and will cover all domains associated with your hosting service, as long as they are pointed to NixiHost's nameservers. If you would like to know more about our Let's Encrypt support, please read this knowledgebase article.