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BURLINGTON, ON, July 18 2017 - Canadian-owned and operated web hosting and cloud service provider HostPapa, Inc. is proud to officially announce their partnership with the Let’s EncryptTM initiative offered by the nonprofit Internet Security Research Group (ISRG)TM. Let’s Encrypt’s mandate is to provide people and organizations the secure digital certificates they need in order to enable HTTPS (SSL/TLS) for websites, for free, and in the most user-friendly way possible.
“Security is paramount to every business owner that runs a website - whether it be an individual or a large corporation,” says Jamie Opalchuk, HostPapa’s CEO. “So we are really excited to be partnered with Let’s Encrypt and offer this integral service to all our customers, both big and small. This partnership with Let’s Encrypt will allow HostPapa customers free and easy access to enable HTTPS on all their websites, helping to make the Web a more secure place.” HostPapa’s customers will now be able to access this new feature via their control panel (cPanel) and install it for free on any and all websites they host through HostPapa.
Utilizing Let’s Encrypt’s automatic software enables users to obtain a trusted certificate, at zero cost to them, and serves to advance TLS security best practises. “The mission of Let's Encrypt is to get the Web to 100% encryption,” says Josh Aas, Executive Director of Let’s Encrypt. “We're making incredible progress, but we couldn't do it without companies like HostPapa who both share our mission to secure all sites with HTTPS, and contribute financially through sponsorship to our work." Let’s Encrypt’s stats on their journey to 100% encryption speak for themselves: since they started this offering in late 2015, almost 48 million fully qualified domains have been added, and about 58% of web pages are loaded using https.1 HostPapa’s partnership with them means that even more websites can benefit from this technology, resulting in a safer web..
HostPapa, based in Burlington, Ontario, is a web hosting and cloud-based service provider to small businesses around the globe. HostPapa’s commitment is to provide a complete array of enterprise-grade solutions to every small business owner. These services, traditionally out of reach to smaller businesses, are offered in a one-stop shop, making it quick and easy for customers to select the services they need to grow their business. HostPapa backs these offerings with 24-7 award-winning multi-lingual customer support provided by the PapaSquad team of experts. To learn more, please visit www.hostpapa.com.
About Let’s Encrypt
Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated and open Certificate Authority issuing digital certificates for website encryption globally. Let’s Encrypt is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), a public benefit organization with a mission to reduce financial, technological, and education barriers to secure communication over the Internet. Let’s Encrypt secures communications for over 48 million websites. For more information or to offer your support, visit www.letsencrypt.org.