Improve your website security and trust with SSL

by Craig Harffey | June 6, 2017

Running a secure (HTTPS) website improves security, trust and Google will love you for it.  Let us show you how you can easily add a free SSL certificate to your website using LetsEncrypt.

Aren’t SSL certificates expensive?

Introducing LetsEncrypt

Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit. It is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).We give people the digital certificates they need in order to enable HTTPS (SSL/TLS) for websites, for free, in the most user-friendly way we can. We do this because we want to create a more secure and privacy-respecting Web.

How to install through your hosting provider

How to install on your own server

If you maintain your own unix-based web server, then there is a simple command line application called CertBot that looks after certificate generation and installation.  Head on over to the CertBot Website and enter your details for configuration instructions specific to your setup. Certbot HowtoAlthough CertBot was primarily designed for linux / unix, there is also a port for Windows Server / IIS called LetsEncrypt Win Simple that reportedly works well.

Need more help?

If you’d like help with this or any other areas of website security, or to find out more about our hosting and site management services that include SSL and other benefits built in, then please get in touch below.