SSL Certificates

We provide free SSL certificates as standard on all our hosting, but we can also supply a commercial warranty backed certificate from Sectigo if you need one.

Every website should be secure

Once upon a time SSL certificates were the purvue of online banking and shopping, but these days every website should be secure. Websites that don't have a padlock indicating the connection is encrypted are de-preferenced by search engines, and visitors to those sights are given dire warnings saying they are in danger.

When it comes to securing your websites you need an SSL certificate, there are many options available to you but none of them have to cost you a fortune. In fact for most people it doesn't have to cost anything, but if you do require a commercial certificate we offer the most likely types you might require. If you do require something more specialist such as an organisation validated (OV) or extended validation (EV) certificate.

Secure by default, for free

It's worth knowing that by default all Freethought hosting packages come with a free Let's Encrypt certificate for all your domains including for use on email so there's no need to pay anything at all if you don't want to. Everything we host is already secure to the same cryptographic protection as any commercial paid certificate.

Hosting with free SSL certificate

Save money and increase your search engine ranking by hosting your website with Freethought with free SSL certificates from Let's Encrypt included as standard on all packages.

Find out more

For a single domain the basic PositiveSSL certificate is all you need,
otherwise the wildcard certificate is perfect for multiple subdomains.

PositiveSSL PositiveSSL
Strong encryption
Site seal
Warranty $10,000 $10,000
Included domains 1 1
Includes www prefix
Includes subdomains
Carbon neutral
Trees planted
including VAT
including VAT

Looking for other certificates?

If you're looking for something else like an organisation validated or extended validation certificate then you can buy a wider range in the customer portal.

Buy now