Let's Encrypt Certificates

Let’s Encrypt is a certification authority that proposes a simple way to generate free certificates. The certificates offered are Domain Validation type ones, valid for 90 days.

Automatically generated certificates

alwaysdata automatically generates and renews a Let’s Encrypt certificate for every address pointing to our servers and it is added in the Web > Sites section. Hence, every site hosted on its servers handles HTTPS protocol.

You can view them in the Advanced > SSL certificates > Automatically generated certificates section:

Administration interface: automatically generated certificates
Administration interface: automatically generated certificates

To avoid duplicates, alwaysdata blocks Let’s Encrypt certificate generation for all addresses that are already generated automatically. You can contact support if you wish to completely manage SSL certificate generation for a domain.

.alwaysdata.net addresses are handled by the *.alwaysdata.net wildcard certificate returned by default by the servers.

The creation of these certificates is dependent on DNS propagation: the address must point to alwaysdata servers. Once the address is added in Web > Sites, the system will attempt to generate its certificate every 30 minutes for 24 hours. This will then change to once a day.