Let's Encrypt: Free SSL Certificate

With BGOcloud.com's shared web hosting services you receive a free SSL Certificate issued by Let's Encrypt.

For every new domain or subdomain, a certificate is automatically issued within 24 hours.

There is no need for user configuration. Our system will take care to generate and install the certificate to your site.

This service is completely free of charge!

More information about Let's Encrypt:

Are certificates from Let’s Encrypt trusted by my browser?

For most browsers and operating systems, yes. See the compatibility list for more detail.

Does Let’s Encrypt issue certificates for anything other than SSL/TLS for websites?

Let’s Encrypt certificates are standard Domain Validation certificates, so you can use them for any server that uses a domain name, like web servers, mail servers, FTP servers, and many more.

Email encryption and code signing require a different type of certificate that Let’s Encrypt does not issue.

Does Let’s Encrypt generate or store the private keys for my certificates on Let’s Encrypt’s servers?

No. Never.

The private key is always generated and managed on your own servers, not by the Let’s Encrypt certificate authority.

What is the lifetime for Let’s Encrypt certificates? For how long are they valid?

Our certificates are valid for 90 days. You can read about why here.

There is no way to adjust this, there are no exceptions. We recommend automatically renewing your certificates every 60 days.

Will Let’s Encrypt issue Organization Validation (OV) or Extended Validation (EV) certificates?

We have no plans to issue OV or EV certificates.

Can I get a certificate for multiple domain names (SAN certificates or UCC certificates)?

Yes, the same certificate can contain several different names using the Subject Alternative Name (SAN) mechanism.

Will Let’s Encrypt issue wildcard certificates?

We currently have no plans to do so, but it is a possibility in the future. Hopefully, wildcards aren’t necessary for the vast majority of our potential subscribers because it should be easy to get and manage certificates for all subdomains.

Is there a Let’s Encrypt (ACME) client for my operating system?

There are a large number of ACME clients available. Chances are something works well on your operating system. We recommend starting with Certbot.

Can I use an existing private key or Certificate Signing Request (CSR)?

Yes, but not all clients support this feature. Certbot does.

What IP addresses does Let’s Encrypt use to validate my web server?

We don’t publish a list of IP addresses we use to validate, because they may change at any time. In the future, we may validate from multiple IP addresses at once.

* Source: letsencrypt.org

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