It's known that secure internet communications are a must nowadays. In many cases it's not clear how to get one, and to get a free SSL certificate is quite difficult.
Why is it important to have an SSL certificate?
Navigate to websites you visit daily, Google, Facebook, Bing, Flipboard, Pinterest, you name it; they all have their URL starting with https://, no major company website are without this important feature. Why do they need it? Simple, it secures the communication between you (the user) and the website.
Imagine if you are doing a purchase on a website, with no security (no SSL), all information sent is in clear text, no encryption; a potential criminal can actually see your credit card number, expiration date and security code (CVV).
Believe me, anyone with enough computer skills can easily steal your (or your customer's) data without any problem.
Now, the SSL certificate will encrypt data, which means your credit card number and any other information is "invisible" to criminals. Of course there are different types of SSL certificates, with different security levels, if you want to know more about SSL (also known as TLS) certificates, check this wikipedia article (here).
How difficult is it to find a hosting company that offers free SSL?
Try it, search for "web hosting free ssl", or a similar search. What most companies do is to charge you, or give you a free SSL certificate just if you buy their "Professional" or "Unlimited" package.
We recently started our own web hosting company and we are offering for a limited time a free hosting package that includes:
- Free SSL certificate
- Free backups
- 1-click app installer (WordPress, Drupal, Joomla)
- WordPress Toolkit
- Webalizer or AWStats
- Choose between different PHP versions (5.5, 5.6 or 7.0) Apache or Nginx