SSL is a cryptographic protocols that provide communications security over a computer network. An SSL ensures a trusted, private communication between the client, the website and the server.
Let’sEncrypt is a free, automated, open certificate authority that makes it possible to set up an HTTPS server and have it automatically obtain a browser-trusted certificate, without any human intervention. To learn more please visit https://letsencrypt.org/
Please go to Security -> LetsEncrypt section in your website management area in CCP and click the Install button. The certificate will be installed automatically and show you the time remaining to be enabled.
Joomla: Global Configuration -> Server -> Force SSL -> Entire Site
WordPress: Install and fully configure the Really Simple SSL plugin
The renewal process is fully automatic. Every three months your free Let’sEncrypt SSL will be renewed and you will get an email notification. LE will keep renewing every 3 months until you uninstall it from your site.
If you decide to uninstall your Let’sEncrypt SSL, just go to the Security -> LetsEnctrypt section in your website management area in CCP and click the Uninstall button.
Important: You will need to reverse the How to use the SSL on your website that was listed above if you decide to uninstall the SSL.
Let’sEncrypt is a free anonymous DV (Domain Validation) Certificate. DV certificates are issued very quickly and no company information is being checked or displayed with the certificate.
They are easy to obtain and perfect to use on sites that need basic encryption for logins, forms and other non-transactional data.
We recommend using the LE certificate for:
Paid certificates provide OV (Organization Verification) and EV (Extended Verification) and are perfect for websites that need the trust of their clients in handling sensitive client and financial data.
Click here for more details about the paid cerificates we offer.
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