I’m happy to announce that we are now offering a free SSL when hosting with Wheaton Website Services.

Encryption with an SSL is quickly becoming the norm. Why?

  • Google gives higher rankings for SSL pages.
  • An SSL is required for e-commerce sites.
  • They give enhanced customer confidence.
  • Browsers will soon warn about any site without an SSL.

https vs httphttps vs http as seen in Google Chrome.

With all of the reasons to have an SSL, there’s really no reason not to have one. When hosting with Wheaton Website Services, there is no additional cost.

Free SSL from Let's EncryptThe free SSL is provided by Let’s Encrypt and is a Domain Validated certificate. See our SSL FAQ for details on this. Once installed on your hosting account, your Zen Cart or WordPress will need to be configured to actually use the SSL. Just because it’s installed doesn’t mean it will be used. Contact Us for help.

The server will then check each day for the SSL status. It will automatically replace it with a new SSL before it expires. It’s easy to forget to do this and a site set to use an SSL will give all kinds of warnings and sometimes stop working if it expires. We’ve had clients who had their own SSL’s expire and urgently need to get their site back online. Now you don’t have to worry about it.

We continue to make hosting something you don’t need to think about. We update and maintain your hosting environment so you can focus on growing your business. A free SSL is one more example of this.