Free SSL Certificate for everyone!

Today, we are excited to announce free SSL Certificate (https://) for all Web hosting, Business hosting and VPS hosting accounts on CreedHosting. This brings the security and performance of modern encryption to every website we host.

The Let’s Encrypt project gave us the chance to provide free SSL certificates and we took it. We launched the first batch of certificates in March 2016 and immediately started working to make the process seamless for our growing list of web hosting accounts.

  • Starting October 2017, Google Chrome will show “Not Secure” warning when surfing Non-HTTPS websites.
  • SSL provides more than security. Google announced SSL certificate is used as a ranking signal in search results, with HTTPS-enabled sites ranked above their plaintext counterparts.

We take security seriously, and we’re proud to offer this free feature to CreedHosting customers.

CreedHosting is excited to announce our partnership with Cloudflare

CreedHosting is excited to announce our partnership with Cloudflare

CreedHosting is excited to announce our partnership with Cloudflare, the website performance and security company.

Cloudflare is a content delivery network (CDN) that increases the performance and security of every website on its network, protecting from a broad range of threats and attacks. Over 6,000,000 websites run on the Cloudflare network—ranging from individual blogs to e-commerce sites to the websites of Fortune 500 companies to national governments. Cloudflare powers almost a trillion monthly page views—more than Amazon, Wikipedia, Twitter, Zynga, AOL, Apple, Bing, eBay, PayPal and Instagram combined—and over 25% of the Internet’s population regularly passes through our network.

CreedHosting in partnership with Cloudflare, increases the speed and security of your website and makes it easy for any site to be as fast and secure.

Faster web performance

Cloudflare runs 107 data centers strategically located around the world. When you sign up for Cloudflare (1-click sign up through our Client Area), we begin routing traffic to the nearest data center.

As your traffic passes through the data centers, we intelligently determine what parts of your website are static versus dynamic. The static portions are cached on our servers for a short period of time, typically less than 2 hours before we check to see if they’ve been updated. By automatically moving the static parts of your site closer to your visitors, the overall performance of your site improves significantly.

Cloudflare’s intelligent caching system also means you save bandwidth, which means saving money, and decreases the load on your servers, which means your web application will run faster and more efficiently than ever. On average, Cloudflare customers see a 60% decrease in bandwidth usage, and a 65% in total requests to their servers. The overall effect is that Cloudflare will typically cut the load time for pages on your site by 50% which means higher engagement and happier visitors.

Broad web security

At the beginning of 2016, Cloudflare experienced and mitigated against some of the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks ever seen. As attacks like these increase, Cloudflare is stepping up to protect websites.

Cloudflare’s security protections offer a broad range of protections against attacks such as DDoS, hacking or spam submitted to a blog or comment form. What is powerful about our approach is that the system gets smarter the more sites that are part of the Cloudflare community. We analyze the traffic patterns of hundreds of millions of visitors in real time and adapt the security systems to ensure good traffic gets through and bad traffic is stopped.

In time, our goal is nothing short of making attacks against websites a relic of history. And, given our scale and the billions of different attacks we see and adapt to every year, we’re well on our way to achieving that for sites on the Cloudflare network.

We’re proud that every day more than a thousand new sites, join the CreedHosting and Cloudflare community. If you’re looking for a faster, safer website, you’ve got a good start with CreedHosting Web Hosting and Business Hosting today.

PHP 7 Is Now Available!

One of our most requested features is for PHP 7 support. We’ve heard you loud and clear, and over the last few months we’ve been working to bring PHP 7 at Brontobytes Shared Web Hosting, Business Hosting and VPS Hosting servers.

PHP 7 brings a lot of improvements to the table. One of the most notable changes are the speed improvements gained from PHPNG, the newly refactored Zend Engine in PHP 7. Some of the public benchmarks show that PHP 7 is as much as 2-3 times faster than PHP 5!

If you’re ready to check out PHP 7, you can simply visit cPanel > PHP Selector and select the domains that you wish to change from the table, then apply a PHP version from the list. We currently support PHP 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0 and 7.1

Let us know if you have any questions or experience any trouble, and we’ll be glad to assist in any way we can.

Installing LetsEncrypt SSL Certificates on CentOS + cPanel Servers

At the time of this writing, LetsEncrypt is in public beta and already in high demand. This service is a new certificate authority that allows you to generate your own signed certificates in an effort to improve security.  At present there is a feature request for providing this functionality in cPanel.

You can also use this handy (commercial) plugin:

Update: Sources for an open-source plugin have been released here:

I’m not going to go through the process of copying and pasting verbatim instructions, but you can find the entire write-up on the cPanel forums here:

cPanel TSR-2017-0003 Announcement

cPanel TSR-2017-0003 Announcement

cPanel has released new builds for all public update tiers. These updates provide targeted changes to address security concerns with the cPanel & WHM product. These builds are currently available to all customers via the standard update system.

cPanel has rated these updates as having CVSSv3 scores ranging from 2.2 to 8.8.

Information on cPanel’s security ratings is available at

If your deployed cPanel & WHM servers are configured to automatically update when new releases are available, then no action is required. Your systems will update automatically. If you have disabled automatic updates, then we strongly encourage you to update your cPanel & WHM installations at your earliest convenience.


The following cPanel & WHM versions address all known vulnerabilities:

64.0.21 & Greater
62.0.24 & Greater
60.0.43 & Greater
58.0.49 & Greater
56.0.49 & Greater

The latest public releases of cPanel & WHM for all update tiers are available at


The cPanel Security Team identified the resolved security issues. There is no reason to believe that these vulnerabilities have been made known to the public. As such, cPanel will only release limited information about the vulnerabilities at this time.

Once sufficient time has passed, allowing cPanel & WHM systems to automatically update to the new versions, cPanel will release additional information about the nature of the security issues. This Targeted Security Release addresses 24 vulnerabilities in cPanel & WHM software versions 64, 62, 60, 58, and 56.

Additional information is scheduled for release on May 16, 2017.
For information on cPanel & WHM Versions and the Release Process, read our documentation at: