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To avoid duplicates, alwaysdata enables the generation of Let’s Encrypt certificates only for wildcard certificats.
.alwaysdata.net addresses are handled by the
*.alwaysdata.net wildcard certificate returned by default by the servers.
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:
From 20 SSL certificates per domain, i.e. from the 20th subdomain has been added to Web > Sites, the system will generate a wildcard certificate to manage the following subdomains.
Certificate generation is limited to 64 characters per complete address.
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.
People who add the addresses before changing the DNS records can, after making the changes with their DNS provider, restart - once - autogeneration by deleting the addresses from the site in Web > Sites and putting them back a few seconds later.
When a domain use our DNS servers, it is possible to generate a Let’s Encrypt wildcard certificate - *.example.org structure - in Advanced > SSL certificates > Add a SSL certificate > Create a Let’s Encrypt wildcard certificate. This certificate will be automatically renewed by the system.