How to install free ssl certificate on your website

How to install free sSL certificate on your website

Think of your site as a house and an SSL certificate as the special security measure on its front door. This SSL certificate is akin to a robust lock on this door, offering a layer of protection. It functions by encrypting the information that flows between your website and the visitors’ web browsers. This encryption is like a secret code that ensures even if someone attempts to eavesdrop on the communication, they won’t comprehend the information being exchanged.

Web Hosting Explained with a House Illustration:

Imagine your website is a house on the internet, and you want to make sure it’s secure. An SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificate is like a special lock on your house’s front door.

  1. The House (Your Website): Your website is like a house, and it contains valuable information (like personal details or credit card numbers of visitors).
  2. The Front Door (Website Connection): The front door is how people enter your house. In the digital world, it’s the connection between your website and its visitors’ browsers.
  3. The SSL Certificate (Security Lock): An SSL certificate is like a security lock on your front door. It encrypts the information traveling between your website and your visitors’ browsers. This encryption ensures that even if someone tries to peek into the communication, they won’t understand it because it’s like a secret code.
  4. Secure Communication (Protected Path): With the SSL certificate, the path from the front door to inside the house becomes a secure, protected path. This means that any information exchanged between your website and visitors is kept private and safe.
  5. Trustworthy Environment (Security Assurance): Just as a strong lock on your front door assures people that your house is safe, an SSL certificate assures visitors that your website is secure. When visitors see “https://” in the website address and a padlock symbol, it means the site has an SSL certificate, and they can trust that their information is safe.

In simple terms, an SSL certificate is like a security lock that ensures a safe and private connection between your website and its visitors, making the digital environment trustworthy and secure.

Step 1.- Register a domain

Head to GoDaddy.com and look up your prefered domain name. We recommend your domain name be the exact match of your business name, or the closest match possible. Start with a .com extension then move to .net, etc.

Domain names are reserved on a yearly basis, and once you stop paying for it, it becomes public and available for purchase by anyone.

Some valuable domain names are purchased by company that then resells it for a profit.

Step 2.- Check Nameserver/DNS Records

You can purchase your domain and server (hosting) from the same company, and sometimes they automatically update this information for you. However if you opt to purchase your server from a different vendor like we do, you will need to manually update your domain nameservers or DNS records to align with the right server configuration.

If you don’t know your server Nameservers or IP, you can find out by logging into your cPanel, or by contacting support from your hosting provider.

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Step 3.- Save Changes & Wait

Once you have configured your Nameservers or IP correctly, it may take from a few minutes to a few days to propagate. Be patient and in the mean time head to your server

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