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Wordpress.com turns on default encryption for hosted domains

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Apr 11, 2016.

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    Website hosting platform Wordpress.com will automatically enable HTTPS for all the custom domain names that its users have associated with their websites.

    Run by Automattic, WordPress.com allows users to easily create and manage websites based on the hugely popular WordPress content management system. Users of the free service get a subdomain under wordpress.com to use as an address for their website, but paid plans allow hosting a custom domain.

    Implementing HTTPS for wordpress.com subdomains was fairly easy and Automattic did this in 2014. However, turning on encryption for hosted websites with custom domain names requires individual certificates for each of those domains, which posed management and cost-related problems.

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