In this post, I’ll explain to you that how can you get Free SSL certificate using Cloudflare. This post contains all the steps to Install an SSL certificate for your website. There are lots of benefits of having an SSL certificate for a website. Some of them are
- Boost SEO Ranking
- Improves Visitor’s trust
- Encrypted Information
But to avail all of these, You have to Pay about $5-10/month. But in this post, I’ll guide you to Get Free SLL certificate for your Website in free. So follow all the instructions carefully.
Also read: How to get IntelliJ IDEA license for free
Steps to Install Free SSL Certificate
Step 1:- First of all, visit Cloudflare.com and complete the signup process. as I have already done that, so proceed further
Step 2:- Click on add site and enter your site URL as
Step 3:- Now click on Next and select your plan as Free and click on confirm plan as
Step 4:- Now click on Purchase Button and continue. It will display some DNS records, simply click Continue and proceed further
Step 5:- It will now display to change the NameServers of your Domain as
Now in the next step, I’ll guide you to change the nameservers of your Domain
Note:- In my case, I’m using Godaddy. In yours, there may be a different Domain registrar but the procedure will be approximately same
Steps to Change NameServers
Step 1:- Login to Your Godaddy account and Select My products
Step 2:- Now click on DNS as follows
Step 3:- Now scroll down the page and click on Change NameServers
Step 4:- Now click on custom from Dropdown and paste the Name of both Cloudflare NameServers as
Step 5:- Please Wait some time for NameServer to be updated
It usualyy takes less than 15 min in the NameServers propagation. But in some case, it may takes longer than usual. So please keep patience untill the NameServers propagation
Final Steps to Install SSL to the website
Step 1:- Now when the status changes to Active, it means that Your Nameserver has been propagated.
Step 2:- Now select Crypto option from Cloudflare dashboard as
Step 3:- Now click on SSL and set it to Full from the drop-down menu as
Step 4:- Now scroll down the page and On the following two
Always use HTTPS
- Automatic HTTPS Rewrites
Enabling both will convert your Website to https. It means that when any one will type your url (in my case its funnystatus.in) which is by default http:// it will automatically redirect your website to https://.
Now you have successfully installed SSL certificate to your website for free. Good news is that it will renew automatically without any cost.
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