As we all know security is important thing. So it is better to have it. When it comes to website then security becomes mandatory for site. So SSL certificate plays a important role.
What is need to have SSL certificate for website:
Main purpose of having SSL certificate to protect your website and its content. And also search engines decided to rank secured website first than the unsecured websites. Because it is easy to users to provide their private details like Emails, phone numbers and also card details in case of E-commerce sites.
For every website Security will be provided by SSL certificate. SSL certificates are available on every Domain and Hosting provider. It is better to buy SSL certificate initially when you are planning to buy Domain/Hosting.
If you missed it to buy SSL certificate initially then here is the EASY and SIMPLE method to activate Free SSL certificate for your website.
Also Read: Activate free Cloudflare SSL certificate.
Follow each and every step and activate SSL For Free to your site.
This site will give you SSL Certificate for 100% Free forever. And this is more trusted SSL site from users. It will give benefits like :
- Gain your users/viewers trust by protecting their data.
- Improve Search Engine Ranking.
- Secure website and prevent it from Hacking.
These all steps are performed on this website only..
Go to your browser and search for SSL For Free. And click on the first result.
Then a Dashboard will appear where you have to insert your domain name.(in my case it is insanefuture.com). and click on Create Free SSL Certificate.
in next dashboard select Manual Verification. After selecting Manual Verification click on Manually Verify Domain. This is the method to activate SSL.
Now you have to Download Both Files (File #1 and File #2). Try to keep them separately on your Desktop. It will became easy to upload them in future steps.
Now go to your Hosting provider site. And open cPanel Admin.
Select the File Manager in cPanel dashboard.
Here select the public_html folder. In that folder you have to create another two folders which are mandatory to activate SSL.
In public_html folder create a new Folder. And give Folder name as .well-known.
If .well-known folder is not visible in dashboard then search it by typing public_html/.well-known and clock on GO.
In .well-known folder you have to create another folder and name it as acme-challenge.
In public_html/.well-known/acme-challenge you have to upload two downloaded files.
Choose Files and Upload them.
After successful upload. Go back to your SSL For Free site dashboard and click on Download SSL Certificate.
This will redirect to some Certificate Files.
Now go to your cPanel. Under Security category Select SSL/TLS.
Select the Install and Manage SSL for your site (HTTPS).
Here in this dashboard select your domain for which SSL Certificate should applied. And Copy Certificate Files Code from SSL For Free site and paste them in respective places of your cPanel dshboard.
After Pasting Certificate File Codes in their particular places click on Install Certificate.
After that you get confirmation pop-up window. that will state that SSL Host Successfully Installed. Click on OK.
This will completes your 75% work. Now you have active SSL Certificate for your site.
Go to your WordPress dashboard and click on plugin and Add New plugin. Search for plugin called Really Simple SSL. Just install and Activate it.
Go to notification of Really Simple SSL plugin and Click on Go Ahead to activate SSL. (Before activate SSL it is better to take backup of your site.)
After all these steps you have to login to your WordPress wp-admin. Because From here you will access your secured site. (http to https).
In WordPress dashboard go to Settings and select SSL. This will confirms your SSL certificate for your site.
And you can see Green PadLock on your website URL 😀
Hurray!!! We activated Free SSL Certificate for your site.
I hope this article helps you to Get SSL certificate for free and secure your site.
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