How to renew an SSL certificate

This article discusses the SSL certificate renewal process.

SSL certificate renewal

Every SSL certificate contains an expiration date that cannot be modified. Therefore, when you “renew” a certificate, you are actually obtaining a brand-new certificate with a new expiration date for the same domain.

When an SSL certificate nears its expiration date, the following events occur:

  • Thirty (30), fifteen (15), and seven (7) days before the SSL certificate is due to expire, you receive an automatic e-mail expiration notice from A2 Hosting. This notice reminds you that you must purchase and install a new SSL certificate before expiration to avoid HTTPS access problems.
    These intervals are based on the purchase date of an SSL certificate. To confirm the exact expiration date of an SSL certificate, use your web browser to look at the certificate details for the site.
  • Three (3) days before the SSL certificate is due to expire, A2 Hosting automatically generates an invoice for a new SSL certificate. You have fourteen (14) days to pay the invoice.
If you do not renew an SSL certificate before it expires, the certificate becomes invalid and visitors to your site receive warning messages in their browsers.


More Information

To view a complete list of SSL certificate options currently available at A2 Hosting, please visit this page.

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