Wurpe (https://wurpe.com) has a Let’s Encrypt certificate preinstalled on all plans along with a Let’s Encrypt tool within the panel that automatically renews certificates. Could we be added to the list?
We’ve also got a step by step guide on how to install your own LetsEncrypt SSL
Great to see LetsEncrypt is now been recognised for their great service, keep up the great work!
My website hosting company has been supporting for some years now.
It’s been about a year since we, at ResellersPanel.com, enabled Let’s Encrypt support on our platform and our partners and their customers have been pretty happy with that. Let’s Encrypt can be launched with a click from our custom-built Control Panel for all shared hosting plans and managed server setups.
This is our blog post on the topic: https://blog.resellerspanel.com/ssl-certificates/lets-encrypt-ssl-certificates-on-our-platform.html
Thanks for your continuous dedication to creating a more privacy-driven web.
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Hostmonster has been sending out promo emails to the effect that LE is available on their shared hosting. But the links they provided only went to their Comodo setup page. I used Chat and they said it was “on the way”. That was a week ago and still they haven’t implemented it, even though they keep reminding me to try it! Oh, that I could! :
Since @StopSpazzing isn’t available now… I’ll try to take over this thread & update it.
I’ll first verify the existing hosting providers, then add more to the list.
07/30/2018 All existing provider reviewed, now adding new providers
Kindly help us add CloudHulk to the list. Thank you!
GoDaddy supports Let’s Encrypt
I can confirm that GoDaddy now supports Let’s Encrypt. I successfully installed it on five websites including a couple of subdomains.
Some points are in order.
GoDaddy supports Let’s Encrypt on its cPanel and Plesk plans, but not on its legacy plans.
It’s not automatic. You have to create the certificate, install it, and redirect
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For GoDaddy users who want to use Let’s Encrypt:
If you’re on the legacy plan, upgrade. GoDaddy’s Support recommended that I use cPanel for Linux, or Plesk for Windows, but check with Support before you make up your mind.
It’s easy on cPanel. I followed the instructions in manojkumarcdo’s video on how to use SSL For Free to create and install a Let’s Encrypt certificate on GoDaddy’s cPanel. (I suspect that the same method would work with cPanel on any host.)
I don’t know how to install Let’s Encrypt on Plesk, but I have seen instructions on the internet and it also looks easy. You might even be able to use SSL For Free as mentioned in the previous point.
@stevenzhu Thank you for taking over
This does not qualify. That’s just satisfying the pitifully low hurdle of not intentionally obstructing people from installing third party certificates.
I fully agree that’s it’s not ideal, and that a hosting company as large as GoDaddy should do better.
Still, it’s a massive improvement over the previous deliberate prevention.
I don’t see criteria for the categories in the top post, but consider that “Namecheap” (a competitor to GoDaddy that has never blocked third party certificates on its cPanel services) is listed as “No Planned Support”. On that basis, GoDaddy should not be listed.
I wonder if @stevenzhu could address the question of criteria.
I personally support Let’s Encrypt since the first day I’m into Blogging. If you want to enable SSL (HTTPS) on Blogger Blog, then this post might help you: Enable HTTPS on Blogger
I would rather define the “support” as automated, recursively obtain & renew certificate. Since now most hosting providers use cPanel / Plesk , and some of them allow the use of extensions to help user obtain a certificate in minutes.
I would remove GoDaddy fron no planned support, but I’ll add “GoDaddy WordPress Hosting” to that list (since this plan only allow user to purchase a certificate from GoDaddy, no other options)
That’s just my opinion… & I’m open to ideas…
(Well, since I’m currently on a trip and can’t get back until later today, I probably won’t do anything to this list until tomorrow noon…)
I would support the idea that “support” should mean that there’s some way that a user can choose to configure the hosting account or service so that it continues to obtain and renew the certificate automatically in the future. I don’t think that only being able to import certificates via a manual process in a control panel or support interaction should count as “support” for the purpose of this list. If necessary, the list could be changed to refer to “web hosting providers who integrate Let’s Encrypt”.
I shouldn’t pretend to be knowledgeable about the hosting landscape, but changing it to “integrate” sounds good to me.
Web hosting has changed a lot since this topic was started in December 2015. A lot of hosts have good Let’s Encrypt integration now. How many hosts still don’t support HTTPS at all? It’s now practical to have a long list of hosts while maintaining high standards for who’s featured.
It seems to be that, for a user, the useful categories are like:
- Hosts with more or less automated TLS support, with Let’s Encrypt or another CA.
- Hosts that don’t block ACME validation and make it easy to manually upload certificates (don’t require an expensive fee or support ticket).
- Hosts where TLS is supported but Let’s Encrypt is impossible (e.g. they block ACME validation). Edit: Or impractical.
- Hosts where all TLS is impossible.
I’m not eager to throw out everyone’s past work on this thread, but would it make sense to only list hosts with solid Let’s Encrypt integration or conversely unusually high hurdles?
I think there’s still something in between 1 and 2, which is where the user has to take an action to get a certificate, but it’s a one-time action. This action is most often turning on HTTPS in a control panel such as cPanel. This contrasts with hosts where users can’t not have HTTPS support because it’s an automatic part of the hosting offering with no user action required.
I think so, and would encourage the list to adopt a higher requirement for “solid”. This might mean that a tutorial for “first, download this ACME script to your home directory” is not sufficient. Perhaps a way to define this is “first party support for Let’s Encrypt”, though I guess that’s still pretty hand-wavey.