FREE Comodo SSL Security Certificates for all Customers !

The days of paying for SSL Security Certificates are coming to an end.  From today we’ll be rolling out free Domain Validated Comodo SSL Certificates across our shared web hosting platforms .  Domain Validated SSLs from this point on will be free for all clients.  The only reason you should pay for an SSL product is if you need additional support in implementing the SSL or if you need a specialist SSL such as an EV SSL or a Wildcard SSL.  It’s exciting times in the hosting industry and we’re pleased to be playing even a small part to make the internet a more secure and encrypted place.

Ranjan Chatterjee , MeraHost

cPanel AutoSSL is a new feature that will auto provision and install a FREE Comodo Domain Validated SSL Security Certificate for every domain that is hosted on and points to the server.  It’s an exciting development and it’s to be welcomed.

We’ll be shorting activating AutoSSL on all our Shared and Reseller servers and the certificates will soon start rolling out and being installed on all domains.

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AutoSSL is the solution to one of the biggest pain points that exists for every cPanel & WHM user: SSL installation and renewal. With AutoSSL there are no more forms to fill out, and no more certificates to manually copy into place. Once you enable AutoSSL your websites are automatically secured with a Domain Validated SSL certificate. Perhaps more exciting is the fact that your coverage will never lapse, because at expiration time a new SSL is requested and automatically installed.

Now all domains names, sub-domains, add-on domains hosted on MeraHost servers have SSL certificate installed by default. SSL is 100% valid (no browser warning) and the most imporant it’s absolutely free!

If you have a site hosted with us you can test your SSL by going to HTTPS://example.com where “example.com” is your doman name.

SSL Renewal Process

Free SSLs are issued for 90 days. After 90 days period certificates are renewed automatically. No action is required from your side.

SSL Installation Process

Certificates are installed automatically for all domains, sub-domains, add-on domains in your account.

What support will MeraHost provide with Free SSL Certificates vs Paid SSLs ?

We sell SSL certificates starting at $8 for 12 months.  We are continuing to sell these certificates as they come with full support.  Sometimes clients may need help in setting up their website to work with an SSL Certificate.  When you buy an SSL from us we will do all we can to help you troubleshoot problems such as why there is no padlock or how to set your website to automatically load https:// when someone visits the page.  Where you use the free AutoSSL certificate our support will be limited to confirming that the certificate is installed correctly for you.  We are enabling the AutoSSL feature on the understanding that we will not provide any support for them aside from confirming they are installed.   If you are going to need help troubleshooting why there is no padlock or enabling all pages to be https:// by default etc we will ask you to purchase our SSL product so we can provide that support to you.  Our sales team will be happy to advise on cost.