It’s about to get a whole lot easier to deploy encryption across the web. Comodo and cPanel announced on December 8, a new partnership to enable an AutoSSL feature that provides free SSL/TLS encryption certificates to cPanel’s hosting customers.
While the AutoSSL partnership is officially being announced now, cPanel has already deployed it as part of a phased-in rollout process, issuing 5.8 million free certificates in November alone. According to cPanel, it helps to manage 72 million active domains though its web hosting control panel technology. That means there are potentially 66 million more domains that could benefit from free encryption certificates in the coming weeks.