Install Lets Encrypt SSL Certificate

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukLets Encrypt is a FREE, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit.

It is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).

The ISRG provide a FREE digital certificate to enable you to add a secure HTTPS (SSL/TLS) connection to your website.

HTTPS offers end-to-end security between web browser and web server.HTTPS offers end-to-end security between web browser and web server.

The SSL certificate supports encryption of data transferred between your computer and the web server.

FIVE reasons why we use Lets Encrypt SSL

Recommended changes when you add an SSL certificate

Once you have found the Lets Encrypt button in your Hosting Control Panel it is very easy to install a Lets Encrypt SSL certificate.

But you should invest some time making some changes to:

  • the configuration of your website's Joomla! CMS, and
  • any Search Engine and Social Media accounts you use in connection with your website (here we focus on Google)

if your web marketing strategy is to fully benefit from the move from HTTP to HTTPS.

We outline these recommended changes in this article.