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WordPress SSL for Free with Let’s Encrypt

Installing an SSL certificate on your domain name is a great move and now with Let’s Encrypt and Asporea you can get SSL for free.
Installing an SSL certificate on your domain name is a great move and now with Let’s Encrypt and Asporea you can get SSL for free.

SSL Certificates encrypt the connection between your site and your visitor’s browser, preventing hackers from intercepting and stealing personal information. Installing an SSL certificate on your domain name is a great move and now with Let’s Encrypt and Asporea you can get SSL for free.

Historically SSL certificates were difficult to install, and they could cost you upwards of USD 90 a year. It was a cash-cow business for the security industry, and many people were taken for a ride by over inflated prices.
Let’s Encrypt offers a free way of getting many of the same security benefits for your site – without the cost. It’s taken the traditional paid model and turned it on its head with open source. Let’s Encrypt offer certificates for free, and it’s backed by companies like Facebook, Mozilla, Google Chrome, Cisco and Securi. The Let’s Encrypt platform makes installing SSL certificates automatic, simple and free for all.

What is SSL?

SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificates were invented in 1996 to secure web connections between the website and the visitor. In 1999, improvements ensued, and it transformed to Transfer Layer Security (or TLS). This is still used, although people know it better by the old name.  Browsers with a green https prefix are secured with an SSL certificate.

Websites that accept personal information – like online shopping sites use certificates to prevent hackers from stealing this information.

WordPress sites can benefit from a certificate because of the login page – it is possible for hackers to steal login information from non-secure sites.

About Let’s Encrypt

Let’s Encrypt is run by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) and is a registered Certificate Authority. This means it is authorised to issue SSL certificates.

The project wants to secure the entire web. Let’s Encrypt works by allowing you to install a certificate, adding a couple of commands via Shell Access and installing Let’s Encrypt Automatic Certificate Management Environment client.  Certificates are installed almost immediately.

Now included with Asporea cPanel hosting

Now, clients with Asporea can quickly add Let’s Encrypt certificates directly from their control panel. This functionality allows you to secure any domain in your hosting environment almost immediately.  Certificates will renew automatically, and sites will be secure in minutes.

To find out more about our cPanel hosting plans, visit https://asporea.hosting.  For 25% off your hosting, subscribe to our blog. All subscribers receive this discount for the life of their purchase.

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