Protect your website and visitors by offering secure and encrypted connections. Build brand trust and improve your search engine rankings with our free SSL Certificate – available with all hosting plans.
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Our free SSL certificate is as secure as premium ones. We use a domain-validated certificate compliant with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), so it’s a robust SSL that is excellent for protecting all types of websites.
There's no difference between free and paid SSL certificates regarding security levels. Both provide strong encryption for connecting your site and its visitors.
Essential indicators are included to show that the website is risk-free – the HTTPS prefix and padlock icon on the address bar of all major browsers.
We renew all certificates automatically and free of charge, providing more convenience and helping you save money.
Adding an SSL certificate to your site will protect private information shared between you and the visitors from third parties. Our SSL certificates use 256-bit encryption, the industry standard for data protection.
Online businesses that accept transactions and deal with visitors’ credentials must comply with PCI Security Standards, which include SSL protection. Without this security feature, your website may put its visitors to risk and fail to meet the regulations.
Enabling SSL protection, your site’s URL will start with HTTPS, and the address bar will also display a padlock icon. These elements show visitors that your website uses SSL and is risk-free so they can know their credentials and transaction details are safe.
An SSL certificate provides an additional layer of security and uses the HTTPS extensions, which Google considers vital parts of a good page experience. That’s why the search engine is most likely to place SSL-certified websites higher on search results, increasing their visibility and organic traffic.
Your websites gets a public and private key after acquiring or purchasing an SSL certificate. When users access it, their browser will request its SSL certificate and public key to verify if it’s trustworthy.
If successful, the browser will generate two symmetric keys and send one of them to the web server using the public key. Once the server receives the key, it will use its private key to decrypt it. The browser and server can now form a secure connection to transfer information.
A website with a functional SSL will have multiple indicators on the address bar – a padlock icon and an HTTPS prefix on the website’s URL. Depending on the type of certificate, site owners can also display a site seal to increase trustworthiness
Frequently asked questions concerning our SSL certificates and plans are answered here.
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) or TLS (Transport Layer Security) is a security protocol that enables encrypted communication between a website and a web browser. It prevents unauthorized parties from accessing or seeing data exchanged between a site and its visitors
SSL certificates are issued by a certificate authority (CA) to a website to authenticate its identity, letting browsers know that the website is secure.
In addition to the security benefits, SSL certificates improve brand trust and SEO rankings. That’s because they signal good website security measures that users and search engines expect.
To see if your website has an SSL certificate, check if the browser’s address bar displays a padlock icon and https:// before your domain name.
There are three types of SSL/TLS certificates based on their validation level.
For domain-validated certificates (DV), the certificate authority (CA) will only ask you to verify the domain ownership via email, phone, or DNS records.
Organization-validated certificates (OV) have a medium level of validation, so the CA usually checks documentation that verifies the organization’s name, contact information, and legal status.
Finally, the extended validation certificates (EV) offer the highest level of validation, with the CA conducting extensive background checks to verify the registrant’s location, legal status, and order details.
We can also differentiate SSL certificates based on the number of websites they can protect. Single-domain certificates protect one domain and its subdirectories, wildcard certificates cover a domain and its multiple subdomains, and multi-domain certificates secure multiple domains unrelated to each other.
All types of SSL/TLS protection provide the same encryption level. However, some websites may need certificates with higher levels of validation to offer more proof of legitimacy or to secure multiple domains at once.
Get SSL for free when you purchase any of Hostinger’s hosting plans. It’s an excellent option if you’re looking to sign up with a new web hosting provider while sorting out your SSL/TLS certification without additional costs.
Generally, a new SSL certificate will become active in a few minutes – you just need to install it on your website.
If you use Hostinger, the certificate will be installed automatically on any new domains you create. If you have questions about installing our free SSL certificates, our 24/7 Customer Success team will answer them.
To renew an SSL certificate manually, you must generate a new certificate signing request (CSR), fill out the form, and install the latest version.
You won’t need to do it manually, as we offer the automatic renewal feature.
Yes, it is. Website security is an important ranking factor for Google.
Your website has a much higher chance of appearing at the top of the search results if it has an SSL certificate.
Yes, you can. Install it through our web hosting control panel if you choose a different SSL provider.
Follow the easy steps in this custom SSL certificate installation guide and get the certificate running in no time.