FullHost Offering Free SSL Certificates With Let's Encrypt

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FullHost, a leading Canadian web hosting provider, has today announced that all domains on their hosting platform will have a SSL certificate installed by default.

FullHost, a leading Canadian web hosting provider, has today announced that all domains on their hosting platform will have a SSL certificate installed by default. This offering has been implemented in conjunction with the nonprofit project Let's Encrypt, an open certificate authority provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).

The Let's Encrypt project was initiated in 2015, achieving public release in a beta version in December of that year. Some reports indicate that the Let’s Encrypt project was formed in response to security vulnerabilities revealed by Edward Snowden and other whistle blowers who claimed that governments were conducting surveillance of web traffic.

By the time Let's Encrypt left the Beta stage in April 2016, millions of website domains had activated SSL certificates through the program. The growth since that time is nothing short of astonishing, representing a growth of nearly 15.2 million domains (as of November 28th, 2016). The spike in Let's Encrypt certificates issued per day has jumped dramatically during the month of November 2016.

There are several advantages to having a SSL certificate implemented on a website. A domain with SSL/TLS enabled has the ability to encrypt traffic coming and going between the server and the visitor's browser, protecting the privacy of information being transmitted and shared. Additionally, having an SSL certificate provides higher rankings from Google and other search engines potentially increasing sales and exposure.

The proliferation of websites using SSL/TLS for added security continues to denote a change in the way website owners understand the consumer’s desire for trust among people browsing the web for information and products or services. If statistics are an indication, the vast majority of websites will have SSL/TLS enabled in the foreseeable future.

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Since 2004, FullHost, a premiere web hosting provider has offered comprehensive web hosting solutions to small, medium, and large organizations across Canada and beyond. From their headquarters in Victoria BC and their data centers in Vancouver and Toronto, they are trusted by Canadians from coast to coast to deliver a best in class web hosting experience providing a wide array of options from shared web hosting and managed WordPress hosting, to managed virtual cloud and bare metal dedicated servers. To learn more about FullHost, please visit https://www.fullhost.com.

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