SSL Certificate?

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  1. erik

    erik Quite the Aristocrat

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    I understand then SSL or all you use https for your domain, it make your site more secure. so can you tell me the easiest way that how I can make SSL Certificate. Is this paid system?
     
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    To get a decent SSL, yes you have to pay for it. There are some free SSL providers out there, such at letsencrypt but I suggest Comodo's free SSL

    COMODO Free SSL
     
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    Oh bullshit. Unless you're processing transactions on your own website (uh, why, you're not a bank), LetsEncrypt is fine.

    Comodo is basically the same thing, but LE is a lot easier to obtain, and to install -- it mostly does it for you.
     
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    If you're wanting to run a successful website, a SSL certificate is nescesary. Google automatically puts websites with SSL certificate first in page ranking.
     
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    Yeah an SSL; any SSL. Let's Encrypt or otherwise.
     
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    Yes, It is the paid version, you can purchase from good company.
     
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    Nowadays hosts are including free SSL and automatic setup. I have to say that you don't have to pay extreme amounts of money.
     
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    Considering SSL is free from some providers I feel it is something that all websites should have and is a great feature :smiley:
     
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    Noble Genius Despairingly Simple

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    Wouldn't it be nice if there was an encryption system for SSL setup by W3? SSL does three things. First, it provides encryption. Secondly, it minimizes the chance of some falsely claiming to be your site. And third, a paid SSL certificate can confirm the owner and site's credibility at a level chosen by the buyer. The encryption part should be universally offered. Free SSL providers believe in that, but this is something that should be standardized and offered freely across the world wide web. I suspect this hasn't been done yet, because there's money in selling SSL certificates.

    I also predict that if money is the issue, Google Chrome or Google, will one day show preference to paid SSL certificates over Let's Encrypt using a ploy such as "security concerns."
     
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    That sounds similar to all that happened with Google and co.cc domains a few years ago, but hopefully this doesn't ever happen. Let's Encrypt is a pretty great thing. It's never been easier to get SSL for your websites. I can literally attach Let's Encrypt SSL to a domain in a matter of 1-2 clicks in my cPanel.
     
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    There is, currently, absolutely no reason for that to occur.
     
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    Actually I have had issues over free SSL certificates in the past which led me just to buy one, especially with the Chrome browser. I agree that soon browsers may be turning preference over to paid certificates which is unfair
     
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    I haven't - none at all.
     
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    That's good to hear, I had issues around a year and a half ago when I was experimenting with these free SSL providers. What company do you use?
     
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    We’re using LetsEncrypt. I am keen for their wildcard offering. Will make migrating to Docker easier.
     
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    I've had a bad experience with them in the past, maybe it's time for a revisit
     
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  17. Ash

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    I'm using LetsEncrypt at the moment as well and it's been good so far. No problems at all and the fact that it is so easy to implement with my host makes it great.
     
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    So many great reviews- I really need to check them out :smiley:
     
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    You can easily purchase and have your host install the SSL for you. Most hosts should install it for you for free. SSL is a requirement now days as you get bad google ratings for not having it.
    SSL can be free and paid. LetsEncrypt introduced free SSL certs.
     
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    Chris has installed many for me, I know use letsEncrypt on most of sites.
     
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