FREE Lets Encrypt SSL Certificate

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Let’s 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.

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

Why add a Lets Encrypt SSL certificate?

Two of the web hosting providers with whom we work on behalf of customers recently enabled their hosting control panels (cPanel & Plesk) to install Lets Encrypt SSL Certificates.

We in turn took up the offer to encrypt communication to our company websites, and we have been very pleased with the results.

FIVE reasons why we use Lets Encrypt SSL.

Things to consider when adding SSL to your website

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 will need to 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.

How to add a Lets Encrypt SSL Certificate

We cover how to add a Lets Encrypt SSL certificate in our Joomla! Hosting Guide.

Read more: How to add a Lets Encrypt SSL Certificate.


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