How to Use Let’s Encrypt Certificate – A Few Ways to Protect Your Website With SSL Certificates
There are several different ways to install a free and easy to use encryption certificate on your website. The most common and least expensive way is to purchase the SSL certificates from one of the Certificate Authorities (CAs) and then install them in your web server.
With the addition of an SSL certificate, your web visitors will have the ability to encrypt their web pages, just as if they were browsing on a browser that supported the secure version of the ActiveX plug-in. To use an SSL certificate, all you need to do is visit your server and then enter your own server’s URL in the search box at the top of the page.
Once the search results show up, check out the CA’s that they have selected to provide SSL certificates for your website. If there are any, then click on the listing to visit the certifying website.
On the Certification Authority website, select a CA, enter their website address in the “Search” field and select “Generate Certificate”. After the process is complete, you will be asked to enter your username and password.
After entering your credentials, you will be asked to enter the site that you want to use for your encrypted pages. For this example, we will use “secretserver.com”.
After selecting the site you want to use, you will be given the option to print the certificate. You can either print it out or save it on your computer.
Once you have printed out the certificate, you will have to print it out in order to give it to your web server administrator, who will need it for their own server. Once you have given it to your web server administrator, they will be able to install it into their server.
The next step is to go to the SSL page on your website and you will be given the option to activate SSL. Before doing so, however, you should make sure that your server supports the SSL protocol, and that you have the correct certificates for your website.
Once you have activated SSL, and you have the correct certificates, you can then take your certificate to the browser you use and install it. If you have an internet browser that has support for the “Secure Sockets Layer” protocol, you should be able to connect with your website and have it open and you will be protected with a secured connection.
You can also take your certificate to a printer, which will enable you to print the certificate out for your own personal use. However, this can be a very costly option if you need multiple copies of the certificate for yourself and other people that need to use the same site.
As with all things that require your personal information, the most secure option is to purchase an SSL certificate from a Certificate Authority and use their services. You can find these Certificate Authorities in the “Certificates” section of your Internet browser’s settings.