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 that you purchased from A2 Hosting nears its expiration date, you receive an automatic e-mail expiration notice. This notice reminds you to purchase and install a new SSL certificate before the old certificate expires.

The date the notice is sent depends on the purchase date of the SSL certificate. To confirm the exact expiration date of the SSL certificate, use your web browser to look at the certificate details for the site.
If you do not renew a paid SSL certificate before it expires, it is replaced with a free AutoSSL certificate so your site maintains a basic level of security. If you want to continue using a paid SSL certificate on your site, you should purchase and install it as soon as possible.


More Information

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

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