Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated and open certificate authority (CA) that offers free SSL certificates for the public’s benefit. Just like a paid for SSL certificate, a Let’s Encrypt certificate provides HTTPS protection for your website. You can find it by login into your cPanel and navigating to the Security section or simply by typing Let’s Encrypt in the search field.
What is Let’s Encrypt?
Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated and open certificate authority which provides domain-validated security certificates. Run by Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) Let’s Encrypts primary goal is to create a more secure and privacy-respecting web by making https more accessible and user friendly.
Here’s how Let’s Encrypt Certificates work:
- – It’s free(Absolutely)
- – Easy installation(Very)
- – Enables https
- – Domain validated
- – Trusted by major browsers
- – Renews automatically every 90 days
What is https?
Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS), unlike its http counterpart is a communications protocol which provides a secure connection between a site and a visitor’s web browser, meaning any data shared is encrypted and safe from prying eyes.
Why HTTPS is important?
For security and Google.
First and foremost, https makes your website secure for your users. If your website does not use https, data sent between it and your users can potentially be intercepted, monitored or even altered by a 3rd party as it traverses the internet.
Security is a top priority for Google and back in August 2016 they announced https would to be used as a ranking single to encourage webmaster to use encryption. Continuing their mission for a safer web, from this month Google will highlight all sites which collect passwords and credit card data without https encryption as ‘Non-secure’ to visitors. You can learn more about this update here.
How to install Let’s Encrypt SSL?
With Let’s Encrypt you will be able to receive a certificate for your website without filling out any information details and by clicking a single button. Just choose the domain/subdomain you wish to cover with a certificate to and click on the Issue button next to it.
If you are having any issue with SSL install or want us to install the certificates for you, please submit a ticket at support [at] tetrahostbd.com