Free SSL certificate for your website from trusted CA

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Free SSL certificate for your website from trusted CA

Until recently in order to get a SSL certificate from a trusted CA you had to pay a minimum of 50$ per year . Sometimes the price could be more than 1000USD per year. Try a google search for “buy SSL Certificate”

Good news!

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You can get certificates from a trusted CA for FREE! You can run your websites on https into couple of minutes! Visit Let’s Encrypt¬†website and read more about the Authority. To install the certificate is really easy and it takes 1-2 minutes. Visit Certbot website where you can get the steps to automatically install a certificate based on your server build.

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After installing the certificate for your domain don’t forget to edit your .htaccess file to redirect all traffic to you https://www version:
Find the following line:
RewriteEngine On

at this point
add the following lines:

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
# First rewrite to HTTPS: without www
RewriteRule .* https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]
# Now, rewrite any request to use www.
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.
RewriteRule .* https://www.%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

All websites should move on https as it is a very big security concern. Let’s make Internet a safer place!