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How to activate Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate for Your Website?

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Watch this video for a step by step process on how to activate Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate on your website from cPanel?

Let’s Encrypt is a certificate authority, which provides free certificates, for TLS (i.e. Transport Layer Security) encryption. This SSL certificate is freely available to any web user, who wants to launch the website with https protocol for additional security. There is no cost for getting SSL certificate issued and installation process is completely transparent and easy with full security guarantee.

Related: Why Do I Need A Private SSL Certificate?

The current process of installing SSL is so complex that you need to make manual creation for every entry, need to make validation, sign-in to page, and install certificates for the websites. But, if you consider Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate, it takes few clicks for the installation, which you will see later in the article.

Key Points for Choosing Let’s Encrypt For Your Website:

1) Free SSL:

Let’s Encrypt certificates are completely free, there is absolutely no cost or hidden charges.

2) Ease of installation:

The process of installation is so easy that you can install SSL within few clicks.

3) No email validation:

With current SSL installation process, you need make validation of buying authority, with email validation. But, Let’s Encrypt installation process is made so easy, that you don’t need to verify your mail-ID.

4) Auto Renewal:

There is an option provided where you can set SSL certificate for auto renewal.

Installation process for SSL certificate for your website:

1) Log-in to your cPanel control panel, select Let’s Encrypt SSL option:

2) You need to choose the domain for which you wish to install the SSL, a new key and certificate will be generated for it. After clicking on Issue button, the key would be added to the SSL/TLS manager.

3) With selected domain, you need to click on issue button where you ask Certificate Authority for purchase of SSL certificate.

Note: If document root and install mail SMTPS/POP3S/IMAPS SSL certificate are already selected, you need to untick them.

4) That’s it!!! You have successfully generated Free SSL for your website.

If you find the process difficult, get in touch with our support team to install Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate on all your websites for FREE.

Related: Let’s Encrypt Vs Premium SSL : An Insightful Comparison

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