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Shared hosting is a kind of web hosting in which several customers’ web sites are hosted by the same server, which is mainly administered by the web hosting provider. Usually customers administer their own sites on a shared server using a web-based control panel interface. This is less expensive than VPS hosting and often calls for less technical knowledge on the customer’s part; overall, it’s the most popular type of web hosting environment.

Certbot is less suitable for use in most shared hosting environments because it’s usually easier and more reliable to ask the hosting provider to set up HTTPS. (Some shared hosting users use Certbot, most often because their hosting providers are uncooperative or don’t have another way to enable HTTPS support for customer sites.)

Shared hosting is a kind of web hosting in which several customers’ web sites are hosted by the same server, which is mainly administered by the web hosting provider. Usually customers administer their own sites on a shared server using a web-based control panel interface. This is less expensive than VPS hosting and often calls for less technical knowledge on the customer’s part; overall, it’s the most popular type of web hosting environment. Certbot is less suitable for use in most shared hosting environments because it’s usually easier and more reliable to ask the hosting provider to set up HTTPS....

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Shared Hosting

Shared hosting is a kind of web hosting in which several customers’ web sites are hosted by the same server, which is mainly administered by the web hosting provider. Usually customers administer their own sites on a shared server using a web-based control panel interface. This is less expensive than VPS hosting and often calls for less technical knowledge on the customer’s part; overall, it’s the most popular type of web hosting environment.

Certbot is less suitable for use in most shared hosting environments because it’s usually easier and more reliable to ask the hosting provider to set up HTTPS. (Some shared hosting users use Certbot, most often because their hosting providers are uncooperative or don’t have another way to enable HTTPS support for customer sites.)

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A domain registrar is an organization that website operators purchase domains from.

A domain registrar is an organization that website operators purchase domains from.

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Domain Registrar

A domain registrar is an organization that website operators purchase domains from.

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Full HTTPS supportFull HTTPS Support: Hosting providers that offer free Let’s Encrypt HTTPS certificates automatically for their shared hosting product. No need to do anything on your end if you use their service.

Partial HTTPS supportPartial HTTPS Support: Hosting providers that offer free Let’s Encrypt HTTPS certificates for their shared hosting product, but require configuration. You’ll need to follow a tutorial.

No HTTPS supportNo HTTPS Support: Hosting providers that do not offer free HTTPS certificates for their shared hosting product. It may or may not be possible to use Certbot with other products that the provider offers, such as their VPS product.