We offer our shared hosting customers starting from Linux 2500 packages the opportunity to use a number of SSL certificates for free. These certificates allow you to automatically encrypt all data on a website, thus offering website visitors increased safety and privacy. The only thing you have to do to use these certificates is check a box on your Nucleus dashboard. If you can not see a box, contact us and we’ll gladly activate the SSL certificates for you.
Why use SSL?
Each website should secure its data and traffic as good as possible. Just think about the stories you keep hearing about the spy scandal with the NSA, hackers and identity theft.
Why is it free?
Letsencrypt.org, an independent organisation funded by important online players such as Google, Facebook, etc., recently started to offer the most simple certificates for free. We use these to make sure our customers can use SSL certificates in an automated and simple way. And completely free of course.
How does SSL work?
The browser wil use an assymetric key to check the identity of the server on the other end of the connection. This way, traffic between the computer and the server can not be intercepted by others, ensuring the identity of the web server. When the identity is confirmed, SSL wil encrypt the data itself with a symmetric key. This prevents others from reading the data that is sent between both ends. The data will only be readable within the browser it was intended for.