WPEngine has announced the company will now be including free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates for their customers. Existing customers can activate their free SSL certificate with a few clicks from within the WPEngine portal.
Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates are just like any other SSL certificate with the exception that they expire every 90 days. This means either you will have to renew the SSL certificate or have the SSL certificate renewed automatically via a script. WPEngine will handle the renewing of the SSL certificate every 90 days for its customers.
Expect other web hosts to also include free SSL certificates with their web hosting plans in the near future that are powered by Let’s Encrypt.