• Free, but not for nothing!

    Let's Encrypt


    • SSL for your hosting at easyname
    • Automatic installation
    • Activation with a single click
    • Available immediately
    • GPDR-compliant
    • 256-bit encryption
    • Better Google ranking
    • 2048-bit key length

    Additional details

  • Secure connection in browser URL bar

    Confidence and Security

    Show your users that your website is trustworthy and safe

  • Google logo

    SEO Ranking

    Search engines like Google rank your website further up

  • Let’s Encrypt lock logo


    GDPR-compliant data security thanks to encryption

easyname is official
Let's Encrypt sponsor

We firmly believe that the Internet should be a safe place for everyone, regardless of their technical or financial capabilities! In cooperation with the non-profit initiative Let’s Encrypt, we want to do our part to ensure that encrypted connections become the norm in the online world.

We wholeheartedly support this goal and that’s why we are sponsoring and developing this project in collaboration with Google, Facebook, Cisco and Co.! Together, we can achieve this goal!

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already over 74,000 SSL-protected
sites thanks to Let's Encrypt

What is a ssl certificate and why do i need it?

With an SSL certificate, the data exchange between the web browser and the web server is encrypted and thus protected from access by third parties.

Securing your website with an SSL certificate will show your visitors that the data transmitted through your website is secure. Especially if login data, payment information such as credit card numbers or other sensitive data are transmitted, you should definitely use an SSL certificate.

Your web pages are accessible via http(s):// instead of http:// which is also marked as secure connection in the browser.

We offer you free SSL Certificates from Let's Encrypt or Business certificates from our partner GeoTrust.

What is Let's Encrypt?

The Let's Encrypt initiative has been developed by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) consisting of several companies such as: The browser manufacturer Mozilla launched and provides free SSL Certificates.

ISRG's mission is to make communication on the Internet secure, regardless of the technical or financial capabilities of each user. Let's Encrypt Certificates are included in all hosting packages of easyname.

Let's Encrypt Certificates use a key length of 256-bit. This is the same type of encryption used by large banks to keep your information secure.

What is a Wildcard-SSL-Certificate?

With a Wildcard SSL Certificate you can secure unlimited subdomains of a domain with a single certificate.

This means that you can provide SSL Certificates "* .mydomain.com" with a single click.

It will save you a lot of effort and cost when using multiple subdomains compared to using multiple individual certificates.

Please note that no Wildcard Certificates are available if you use our free Let's Encrypt Certificates. In that case you have to activate SSL for each domain/subdomain separately.

Whats the difference between Business- and Let's Encrypt Certificates?

In contrast to our free Let's Encrypt SSL Certificates, you can download the standard paid SSL Certificates and use them on other platforms, such as use your own mail server.

In addition to that, the paid SSL certificates also include insurance coverage.

For more information, please click here.

How can SSL help me with my Google Rank?

If you obtain an SSL Certificate for your website or use our free Let's Encrypt Certificates, this may benefit you if you want to optimize your website for search engines.

You can check this by looking at the top 10 search results that appear among your keywords. If there are only websites listed that use https: //, you can assume that Google prefers such websites. Please note that Google uses over 200 ranking factors. This means that SSL is only a small part of it and does not guarantee that you will get a better ranking.

The biggest benefit is that https: // protected websites increase the trust of visitors or customers. This in turn can have a positive effect on the visibility of your website in search engines.

If you need more information about SEO / Search Engine Optimization, we recommend that you hire an expert. Please note that as a hosting provider we can not answer any questions regarding SEO.