Jun

SSL Certificates – Two Quick and FREE Sources to Secure Your Website

Adventures In Digital Marketing Episode 71

Need to add an SSL certificate to your site? Here are two free sources that will get you up and running FAST.

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Are you getting the not secure warning in your browser on your website? Well, stick around because I’ve got two quick options for you today that are both free to help you to get that issue fixed.

Welcome back, everybody. My name is Rob Orr. I’m a web designer and developer and what I’ve got for you today on Quick Tips Tuesday are two quick solutions that you can use right now to get rid of that not secure warning on your website. Let’s check it out.

In order to get rid of that warning on your website, you have to get what’s called an SSL certificate. That stands for Secure Socket Layer certificate basically means that the information that is traveling from your site across the internet is going to be secured and encrypted.

The details on how all that works really isn’t important in this video. What is important is for you to be able to get one of these in place so that you can get rid of that warning or want to use a free SSL certificate, both of these options are going to help you out.

The first solution that you want to check out is a solution that I use all the time. It’s called CloudFlare. What it is, is a service that provides an extra layer of security and performance for your website. That’s the way I describe it like distributing your content across the internet and was called a CDN or a Content Delivery Network. It’s free to use. It’s really easy to set up and I will link it up in the comments below.

I just published a video on how to get all that set up. I won’t go through all of that here, but you can use an SSL certificate through CloudFlare service. It’s really super easy to get set up.

Number two, you can get an SSL certificate for free from Let’s Encrypt. Let’s Encrypt is an organization that is dedicated to making the internet more secure. The way they do that is by providing a free to use SSL certificate for your website.

All you got to do to use the Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate is check with your host. Sometimes you can use it right from your hosting dashboard. Get it installed from there. You don’t even have to do anything else. It’s that easy. But what if you need to manually key a certificate? Well, there’s a website I like to use is called https://www.sslforfree.com/.

You can go there and get signed up. They will help you get an SSL certificate issued for your site then you just need to work with your web host to get it set up. It’s really not that difficult, really quick and simple today.

These are two quick ways for you to get an SSL certificate for your site. Make sure you smash that subscribe button. Make sure you hit that bell so that you get an alert every time that I come out with a new video. Tomorrow will be another video on my WordPress series that has been coming out so you’ll definitely want to make sure to check that out.

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They’re building online businesses. The link will be in the comments below. Make sure to check that out as well and would love to see you in that group. Make sure you give me a thumbs up on this video. If you got a question or comment, please make sure to leave it below. Until next time, you guys take care. We’ll talk to you later. Bye

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