SSL certificates

SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificates encrypt data between the server and the viewer, this is especially a good idea if you have an online shop and accept direct payments. Also apparently Google now gives extra recognition to sites with SSL certificates.

HostMaria offers free Let's Encrypt SSL certificates to all customers, but this only works if you use https:// instead of http://

To be able to apply the free SSL certificates your site(s) need to use our Cloud nameservers. This is because the SSL certificates are installed locally to the  Datacenter platform. These nameservers are:

  • ns1.stackdns.com
  • ns2.stackdns.com
  • ns3.stackdns.com
  • ns4.stackdns.com

If you already have an external SSL you can install this too. To do this you'll just need the Certificate, Private Key and CA Bundle / Intermediate Certificate. Then simply login to your StackCP dashboard and head to the SSL/TLS section within the hosting package and paste in the three sections mentioned above.

Renewing certificates

Certificates last for 90 days and renewal is automatic in the background.

Your certificate will be attempted to be renewed every day from the point it is 30 days from expiring

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