How to setup Free SSL certificate for your website?

How to setup Free SSL certificate for your website?

In this tutorial we will try the following ways to obtain Free SSL Certificate:

  1. Generate self-signed certificate
  2. Cloudflare SSL service
  3. Install Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate

All these examples have been tested on Ubuntu 18.04.



Why do you need SSL certificate?

SSL certificates is a very important part of your website because it secures the connection between you and your clients. Any information you send via internet can be intercepted by other people. It’s became crucial when this information is your credit card or any confidential information you don’t want to share with anyone. The solution is to encrypt the information so no one without special key can’t decrypt and use it.

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