We’re pleased to annouce that Section now supports multiple free SSL certificates if your website application uses multiple domains. The Section platform can now create, manage, and renew a free SSL certificate for all the domains that use one Section configuration, so you don’t have to worry about your SSL certificate expiring and your website becoming more vulnerable to attacks.
What is a SSL certificate?
SSL, or more recently, TLS, is an authentication protocol that encrypts web data. This leads to the HTTPS that is seen in your web browser accompanied by a green lock indicating that the webpage you are visiting is using secure communication methods, and any data you enter on that page is encrypted. To use SSL and have your webpages be delivered over HTTPS, you must get a digital SSL certificate and install it on your web server. There are many services which provide you with a SSL certificate for a small fee, which you’d then need to manually install and manage on your web server. Section provides you with a free SSL certificate, and in addition we manage the certificate for you, including renewing it when it expires so your website stays continually secure.
Do I need SSL certificates for each of my domains?
Agencies or sites that have many local domains need a SSL certificate for each of their domains so they all show HTTPS. For example, if a website manages both www.shopnyc.com and www.shopchicago.com, they would need two SSL certificates. This new feature enables those managing multiple domains with the same Section configuartion to get a free, automated SSL certificate for each of their domains. For those managing tens or hundreds of domains, Section now takes away the hassle of getting, managing, and renewing all of those individual certificates.
How do I get started with multiple, free SSL certificates?
Simply sign up at Section for free SSL certificates for all of your domains. We offer a free 14 day trial for all users, in addition to valuable features including a development environment for testing CDN configuration, real-time logs and metrics, easy setup, and the ability to customize your solution using powerful reverse proxies like Varnish Cache and ModSecurity.