Is it possible for certificates to be renewed automatically before their expiration date?
Yes. Certificates have neither grace nor redemption period.
RCP lets you set an auto-renew option.
To enable, in the SSL overview of your control panel you can find the option "Autorenew" (AR).
If you enable the option, we will automatically create a new SSL order for you with the same details as the old certificate, including the order period before 15 days of the expiration date.
Important! We will place the SSL order, but the validation which is performed by the Certification Authority is still a necessary step before the certificate will be delivered.
Be aware you will receive a new certificate, which still needs to be installed with the "old" private key.
AR = Auto-Renew
RN = Renew
RI = Reissue
CN = Cancel
If you request a certificate renewal within the last 30 days of SSL expiration, then a remaining period of the SSL certificate will be added to the new certificate.
The remaining period won't be added if you start a new order instead of renewing an existing one.
The button to renew your certificate is therefore only shown in the control panel in the last 30 days of the ssl expiration date.