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Free SSL With New cPanel

One of Namecheap’s top priorities is providing secure and trusted web solutions. Our latest project has been upgrading our version of cPanel for web hosting users.

This new version (11.62) requires an SSL certificate installed for all new domains, subdomains, and addon domains. If there is no SSL Certificate associated with newly added domains, cPanel will self-sign an SSL Certificate and install it.

What is an SSL Certificate?

SSL Certificates are a standardized form of encryption for websites. They are mostly used to secure credit card transactions, logins, and data transfer, but are becoming increasingly commonplace on social media sites as well.

Using an SSL also means data is secure between servers and could even help your Google SEO ranking. Google rewards sites that are more secure.

You can learn more details about SSLs in a previous blog post. Ultimately, our move towards implementing SSLs will help your site be more secure for your users, and therefore a more inviting place to do business.

What if I don’t want to buy an SSL?

We understand that, even with the first year completely free, you may not want to get an SSL from a Certificate Authority. In this case, cPanel will assign you a self-signed certificate for free.

What is a Self-Signed SSL?

Self-Signed SSLs are not issued by Certificate Authorities, but they offer the same level of encryption for your customers.

However, because they do not use the standard and verified encryption, they are not trusted by web browsers, and so won’t display the padlock symbol next to the URL. Users may also get a warning message saying that the certificate is not trusted.

Our Offer to You

We’re giving all of our shared hosting customers a full year of PositiveSSL free for their primary domain, subdomains, and addon domains. And if that’s not enough, we’re giving you 50% off the second year renewal.

Who Qualifies for the Offer?

The following customers can benefit from our free year of PositiveSSL:

  • Customers who have created a new Shared Hosting account.
  • Customers who are using their Shared Hosting Plan with their newly created hosting account.
  • Customers who are adding new domain names (addon domains) to their existing hosting account with Shared Hosting plan.

For more information, we offer additional technical details.

You can still benefit from this offer by signing up for one of our brilliant shared hosting packages.

Offer restrictions:

  • The offer is only available for Shared Hosting packages.
  • You will get one free SSL for every unique domain and subdomain.
  • There is a maximum of 50 free SSLs per cPanel account.


42 thoughts on “Free SSL With New cPanel”

  1. None a web hosting company offers discounts on renewals but Namecheap does. Thanks for offering such money saving deals Namecheap

  2. I moving over from Godaddy to Namecheap. I have over domain names and so far I love Namecheap. Very easy to use dashboard and their customer support is freakin awesome!

  3. Simply awesome! Thank you! No company would offer FREE POSTIVESSL and not just one but 50. Some company can only offer auto install of LetsEncrypt but not here, namecheap do better in all aspects.

  4. My website [redacted] is currently hosted on Namecheap, how do I buy authorized ssl certificate?

  5. I am an ‘old’ customer, I understand if I register any new domains (they would be addons) they will come with a free SSL certificate. Also I’m allowed up to 50 SSL certificates. Is there a way to apply a free certificate to old addon domains? For instance if I buy a new domain, and get the free SSL, could I apply for the rest of my addon domains to get free SSL as well?

    1. Hi there!

      Thanks for the question. I just checked with our customer support team, who tell me that certificates are added to new domain/subdomain/addon domain names automatically. They can also add the certificates to `old` domain names manually. If you would like more assistance with that, just reach out to our team by going to .

  6. Hi, I’m Kelly
    Like right thanks Name Cheap for all the saving and offerings to get us started… (Really quick one question !!! Where can I find my SSL or certificate on my Name Cheap cpanel hiow do I get there I forgot?

  7. hi, can i use my own certificate after the free cert expires? or I do need to use the cert that I buy at your site?

  8. When will AutoSSL be available to give give Namecheap customers free certificates through Let’s Encrypt (

    Most hosts now offer Let’s Encrypt and AutoSSL to cPanel users as standard.

    1. Thanks for your feedback. Let’s Encrypt can be installed on our hosting if you have a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate, the CA Bundle, and Private Key (for shared hosting). Let’s Encrypt can also be installed through CertBot (for VPS hosting and dedicated servers). It’s also possible to enable AutoSSL on our VPS and dedicated servers. However, at this time AutoSSL indeed cannot be used on Reseller or Shared hosting plans, for which we offer free 1-year PositiveSSLs.

      If you need assistance with our SSL options, please contact Customer Support.

  9. Top .. NameCheap Is The Best … kami dari indonesia dan kami bangga menjadi pelanggan NameCheap [translation: “we are from indonesia and we are proud to be NameCheap customers”] ,,,

  10. Hello during renewal of our hosting package, will the SSL continue or we are to renew the SSL package too ?

  11. We understand that you offer to install AutoSSL on our VPS and dedicated servers. How about on shared hosting plans ? Possible in near future for Stellar Plus or Business ?

    1. Hi there. According to our hosting team, AutoSSL is not available on our shared hosting servers. Instead, you might try the Namecheap SSL plugin, which gives you the opportunity to have 50 PositiveSSL certificates for free for a year. The plugin installs an SSL certificate for a domain in a couple of clicks.

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