Free SSL certificate!
Hi! Being a blogger or a website operator you would know, how important privacy of the content matters. Even if you’re not one of those, you would be someone who’s logging on to websites and apps. What if the information that you provide to the website gets leaked? What if someone hacks into the website you provided an application in and takes out all your details? Relax! That’s not really happening cause the operators take good care of it. The websites keep all these pieces of information safe by getting SSL certificates for their websites. These secure the connection between a user’s browser and web server. In this blog here, we will learn how to get a free SSL certificate for WordPress website!
Up until recent times, SSL certificates were not available without heavy payments. Finally, Let’s Encrypt came to the rescue and started the concept of free SSL certificates. And yes, the full form of SSL is Secure Sockets Layer. These layers help your private pieces of information stay safe like a Tetra Pack you can say. Now, you can find SSL certificates pre-installed in your domains. The main certificate authority to provide these certificates are Let’s Encrypt and DreamHost.
For this, the first thing you need to do is log into your cPanel dashboard. When you scroll down, you find the security section and click on the Let’s Encrypt and then install it by clicking on the install page. After the requirements of email address validation are done, you click on the install button.
Congratulations, your work is done. Only partly though!
You do have a unique SSL certificate for your website. And you’ll get a success message. But, if your website has been live for quite some time this won’t get your WordPress to use it yet. Therefore, there is some work you’ll have to do. It’s a really easy task.
Move your WordPress URL from HTTP to HTTPS. Then change it in your Google Analytics plugin for WordPress as well. You can check our article on Google Analytics as well, just saying. Finally, the work is done. Full and final.
DreamHost is another pop hosting service provider and helps you get the SSL certificate for free. For this, the process is even simpler. Login to the DreamHost dashboard, under the domains section, select Secure Hosting. After you’re done doing that, and the secure hosting to it.
The next step is to allow it to select your domain. There you will find the ADD FREE SSL CERTIFICATE below. Just add it and get the success message. And then, enjoy the privacy.
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