This new version (68.0) 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.
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.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018