Comparison with cPanel's AutoSSL

cPanel version 58 shipped with a feature called AutoSSL in August 2016. You can read about it here.

Primary differences between AutoSSL and Let’s Encrypt™ for cPanel

Feature Let’s Encrypt™ for cPanel cPanel AutoSSL
cPanel user interface for end-users (port :2083) ✔, but limited functionality
Wildcard certificates
On-demand certificates for end-users ✔, if enabled by administrator
DNS and HTTP (webroot) validation methods ✔, since cPanel 74
Automatic SSL for new domains in background ✔ (off by default)
Service certificates with custom domains
CLI Interface ✔, via whmapi1

This table is maintained in good faith, but may become inaccurate as feature sets evolve. Please email us if you note any inaccuracies.

This table was last updated in July, 2018.

Your purchasing decision

cPanel’s AutoSSL is consistently improving its functionality and reliability and is probably a good choice for most users. We encourage users to consider whether cPanel AutoSSL can fully meet their needs.

We would suggest that FleetSSL cPanel provides a some functionality, flexibility and control that is not possible with cPanel AutoSSL.

As always, we offer a 72-hour trial (with extended trials available if required) so that you may evaluate both solutions.


There are no known incompatibilities between AutoSSL and Let’s Encrypt™ for cPanel. If required, you can run them side-by-side without conflict.