I read a thread a few days ago related to hosting and free SSL certificates, where somebody made the offhand comment about if your hosting doesn't provide you with a free SSL, then change your hosting. But unfortunately, i didn't have a lot of interest at that time and cannot find the thread with my searching. But anyhow. I didn't think I needed to pay much heed to the comment because I have (or had) free SSL certificates for my domains with my VPS. But upon further recent discussion with my host. They are telling me the free SSL certificate only applies to cPanel logins, and doesn't apply to Visitors or Client Purchases. Which makes the free SSL's I currently have, pretty much useless. So what are the real facts here? What are these free cPanel SSL certificates which don't cover visitors or client purchases? Is this normal? And we need to purchase separate certificates for each domain to be compliant with Google's Website Security Directives? This "seems" like a change in my hosts policy just recently. So I'm asking here for some clarification.