Way back in 2016 we posted about how to setup Free SSL certs using Let’s Encyrpt CA.
The internet has come a long way since then, and Let’s Encrypt is almost the default SSL option for many websites.
Even so, a slight annoyance with Let’s Encrypt was its inability to support wilcard certificates. (more…)
Earlier, only businesses that dealt with confidential information such as credit card or online transactions, were bothered about their website security.
But with most advanced browsers now making HTTPS mandatory, and even Google considering it as a parameter for website ranking, every website is now getting an SSL certificate. (more…)
SSL certificates are costly. Or, used to be.
Now, website owners have a free, totally reliable option to setup HTTPS for their websites : Let’s Encrypt
Let’s Encrypt is a Certificate Authority that provides valid SSL certificates for free.
The downside is that, it can be a bit hard to setup – especially if you’re new to command lines.
VPS or Dedicated server owners who use Plesk sometimes receive the error “The certificate is not trusted” when accessing the Plesk panel.
This is due to Plesk using a “self-signed” certificate – which means that the certificate is not an authentic CA certificate issued by a recognized authority like Verizon or Comodo.
Setting up SSL is a costly, and often tedious process.
A decent 2048-bit certificate costs at least $149/yr, and requires the webmaster to generate a CSR, submit it to the CA, reconfigure the web server, and troubleshoot any errors. (more…)