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FREE SSL Certificates!

We are proud to let you know that we now offer FREE SSL Certificates with all our domains (Shared Hosting Customers Only) for your benefit in order to make encrypted connections the default standard throughout the internet. In the past installing SSL certificates used to be a costly and complex exercise. But now, we offer free SSL with every domain you host with us – no configuration required.

What is a SSL certificate?

An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is a digital certificate to authenticate the identity of a website and encrypts information sent to the server. When installed on a web server, it shows the lock icon and the https protocol, this ensures secure connections from your website to the web browser. Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated and open Certificate Authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit to make encrypted connections the default standard throughout the internet. Previously, installing SSL certificates was expensive and complicated. However, with Let’s Encrypt, Red Cactus now offers free (Domain Validation) SSL with every website – no configuration required.

Why do you need a SSL certificate?

Information Security

SSL is essential for any website that sells goods and services or captures sensitive content, as it ensures that all information handled stays private and secure.


Customers visiting your website will know that you have encryption in place with “https” and a padlock icon appearing in the browser’s address bar – an added level of assurance that their information is safe.

Great for SEO

Google takes online security seriously and considers SSL certificates on a website as a positive search engine optimisation (SEO) ranking signal. This means that if your website uses SSL you stand a greater chance of ranking higher than your competitors.
Why us
Sign up with Red Cactus and get free SSL certificates included with every domain – no installation or configuration required. Choose the right hosting package today – with unlimited traffic and 24/7 support.
We’ve been growing our hosting infrastructure since 2000. We’ve got dedicated SAN devices, DNS servers, Mail Clusters, Powerful Database instances, Virtual and Physical Servers, all hosted in Hetzner Data Denter (Midrand Gauteng), with full redundancy. In simple terms, that means we’re ready to support you now and into the future ? whatever it holds. See our SLA.
Because we design and develop websites in-house we know what works best when it comes to hosting your website. We’re experts in design, development and hosting, which makes us your one-stop website shop.
We don’t do contracts. You can cancel at any time by giving us one month’s written notice, but with perks like free upgrades or downgrades at any time, we’d like to think that we’ll be in this together for the long run.
Our stable, reliable hosting panel is equipped with step-by-step help to assist you do pretty much anything on line.
FTP, File Manager, Stats, CMS installer including the very popular WORDPRESS installer, Email management, Web Server settings, database management and so much more.
You can host your Linux websites such as WordPress CMS and ASP.NET MVC sites including DotNetNuke ? all on the same hosting panel.
Our enterprise mail (MailEnable) is absolutely awesome, with integrated spam filters, forwarding, out-of-office, catch-all function to name but a few. We even have an option for full mail collaboration when using the advanced (ICEWARP) hosting.
If you choose to go this route, your advanced (ICEWARP) mail server is online, with shared or personal calendars, tasks, global address lists, office resources, active device sync exchange, instant messaging, online web meetings, outlook integration or outlook replacement, with own desktop client for PC and Mac, and so much more! With no more dedicated exchange administrative work required, you can get ready for a whole new level of productivity.
All Red Cactus hosting features are web-based and can be controlled and managed by you 24/7, you don’t even have to contact us. It’s all self-help, with lots of help!
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