What FREE SSL Solutions Do You Have?
Below I describe the 4 options you’ve got to install the SSL certificate on your website.
Read all 4 of them to see which option will fit you best. (probably #4)
- Let’s Encrypt is a CA (Certificate Authority) that gives free certificates for TLS encryption through an automated procedure.
Many companies like Google, Automattic, Mozilla have come together to support Let’s Encrypt to increase an overall security level on the Internet. ISRG(Internet Security Research Group) maintains it.
This is one of the best solutions to install a SSL.
Nowadays almost every hosting company has on their cPanel a Let’s Encrypt plugin to easily install a SSL certificate on any website.
- ZeroSSL: If your web host does not offer an easy option to create an SSL certificate or you just want another alternative method to create your free SSL certificate, you can use a free online service called ZeroSSL. This service is not recommended as you will have to recreate your certificate every 60 days.
- WordPress plugin Really Simple SSL – Really Simple SSL automatically detects your settings and configures your website to run over https. To keep it lightweight, the options are kept to a minimum. The entire site will move to SSL.
- And the last but definitely not the least option: Simply open chat with your hosting company and ask them to install the SSL certificate on your website. It’s that simple, honestly!
What is SSL and what it means.
SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. SSL creates an encrypted layer of data transmission between two systems. Whether it is server to server communication or server to browser communication, SSL allows encrypted data transmission and prevents its access to an outsider. For creating an SSL connection, a server needs an SSL certificate.
How SSL makes your website secure?
The encryption of the transmitted data makes sure that all information remains private. Hackers cannot interpret and steal the personal information such as Credit Card Numbers, etc. transmitted under the secure layer.
Every business owner neads to secure their website. It gives credibility and authority to any website and the potential buyers feel more confortable on a SSL/secure website.
If a site is not SSL encrypted but tries to fake it, the user will see a warning that the ‘website might not be safe to visit.’
Difference between HTTP and HTTPS
Http stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. It allows World Wide Web users to transferring information like image, text, video, music, graphic and other files on web pages. Http is basically used to access html pages and also other resources can be accessible using HTTP.
HTTPS stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is a protocol which uses an encrypted HTTP connection by transport-layer security. Sometimes, the clients may be exchanging private information with a server, which needs to be secured for preventing some hacking issue. For this reason, HTTPS was developed by Netscape Corporation to allow authorization and secured transactions.
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