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What Is Let’s Encrypt?

Let’s Encrypt is an SSL certificate authority run for the public’s benefit by the Internet Security Research Group. Let’s Encrypt allows website owners to enable HTTPS (SSL/TLS) on their websites free of charge.

GreenGeeks provisions Let’s Encrypt Wildcard SSL certificates. The wildcard certificate covers any subdomains. For example,, or

Let’s Encrypt wildcard SSL certificates are issued for a period of 90 days and renewed automatically by GreenGeeks. Since the certificates are domain-validated, they do not require the use of a dedicated IP address.

To enable Let’s Encrypt on any of your hosted domain names, please read through this article.

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  1. Unfortunately, the Let’s Encrypt certificates are not “renewed automatically by GreenGeeks.” GreenGeeks acquires a new cert but does not install it. The Web master must manually log in to GG, go to Security > SSL Certificates, and install the cert.

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