How to get a free SSL [step by step guide]

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) serves as a crucial protocol that encrypts the communication between a user’s browser and the website server. This encryption ensures that data transmitted remains private and protected from potential cyber threats.

Free SSL certificates offer the same encryption and security as paid certificates but without the associated cost. These certificates are issued by Certificate Authorities (CAs) and provide a secure HTTPS connection, validating the authenticity of the website to visitors.

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Article: How to get a free SSL [step-by-step guide]

1. Navigate to https://www.sslforfree.com/

2. Fill in your domain, and click Create Free SSL.

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, How to get a free SSL [step by step guide], WP Wizard

3. If you don’t have an account, register. If you do, you can log in.

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4. When logged in, click ‘Create certificate’.

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5. Enter your domain.

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6. Click next step.

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7. Select 90-day certificate.

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8. Next.

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9. Next.

, How to get a free SSL [step by step guide], WP Wizard

10. Next.

, How to get a free SSL [step by step guide], WP Wizard

11. To verify your domain, check one of the following.

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I chose ‘HTTP File Upload’.

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12. Click ‘Download Auth File’.

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13. Upload the file in the correct directory ‘/.well-known/pki-validation/

To do that, go to File Manager in cPanel.

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Note: If you can find the folder, make sure you have ‘Show hidden files’ finked on.

, How to get a free SSL [step by step guide], WP Wizard
, How to get a free SSL [step by step guide], WP Wizard
, How to get a free SSL [step by step guide], WP Wizard
, How to get a free SSL [step by step guide], WP Wizard

14. If the ‘/pki-validation/’ doesn’t exist, create it yourself.

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, How to get a free SSL [step by step guide], WP Wizard

15. Upload the file.

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16. Go back to the free SSL website, and click next step.

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17. Click Verify Domain.

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, How to get a free SSL [step by step guide], WP Wizard

18. Choose your server type.

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19. Download your certificate.

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20. Go back to cPanel and search for ‘SSL/TLS’.

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21. Click ‘Manage SSL Sites’.

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22. Select the domain.

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23. Open the certificate files, and copy and paste the content.

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Do it for CRT, private key, and the CA bundle.

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24. Click install certificate.

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The certificate has been successfully installed.

, How to get a free SSL [step by step guide], WP Wizard
, How to get a free SSL [step by step guide], WP Wizard
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