Super Easy Ways To Learn Everything About really simple ssl called “Cloudflare”
Data Security is the major deal; if you are running your website online because once the user data is theft from your website, adversely it can create a negative impact on the standing position of the website, along with can create privacy issues for the subscribers.
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To solve these issues, SSL came into action, which is the “Cryptographic Protocol” that protects and secure data which is being transferred through a computer network between a website or online application and a visitor. To securely performs the online transactions of payments, you actually required having SSL connection in that place else, sometimes you can be hacked, having SSL connections in the website visitors can assure that the website is safe to browse. It is not compulsory for the blog where the data security is not a big game but having SSL connection is the best practice for the modern website to look professional and quite secure.
Generally, Visitors can identify the SSL encrypted website just by looking whether the URL starts with HTTP or https, To the point, HTTP is not secure in comparison with HTTPS because HTTPS is only implemented with SSL(Secure socket layer) which makes it secure to transfer data from a host to the client and vice versa. when transferring data through a website, that has SSL enabled, that data is encrypted using the method of cryptography, hijacking and sniffing by the attackers is protected before reaching the final destination. Normally, the final destination is the server which hosts the application or a website. After successfully transmitted information to the server which use a key to decrypt that data and complete the final transaction, typically, a key used to encrypt and decrypt data is created uniquely for each session of the users.
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Therefore, the majority of the websites pay for the SSL because it provides the enhanced security and protection, along it optimize the websites for fast loading and maximize uptime. We can find many hosting companies that claim, they provide the full security and protection to the website by demanding the Higher charge for the year, which they do in some perspective but it seems to be expensive for the normal website owners who can’t spend much on security. Taking care of such owners Cloudflare can be the best option to use the SSL services for free without paying money.
Talking about the online presence, WordPress is the most used platform for developers and company for building websites, in fact, WordPress is much easy to work on because of the free prebuild plugins that make our work much easier than competitors. It has also got the most active online community members due to which finding the solution to any of the issue seems to be easy.
Mainly, the key point of this article is to install free SSL Cloudflare on WordPress website. Follows the step to accomplish it easily.
Step 1 :
Sign up for Cloudflare website.
Step 2 :
Click “Add site ” option.
Step 3 :
Paste your domain name URL in the search box and click on begin scan.
Step 4 :
After few moments of scanning, It will show the option to continue setup, just click on it.
Step 5 :
Yours hosting proxy details will be shown ,then click on all cloud and make them yellow and finally, proceed further.
Step 6 :
A new interface will appear,you need to select the free website plan and then click on continue
Step 7 :
You have to replace the old nameservers from Cpanel of your with the new one shown on your screen.
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After changing your name servers, click continue for further steps and you will see the below pic, then, you need to wait at most 24 hours till your domain server is redirected to the Cloudflare server for SSL. During this period, you can assure whether the nameserver is forwarded or not by clicking on Recheck nameservers.
Step 9 :
You will see the domain status is currently active
Step 10 :
Click on full
Change the SSL to flexible
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Step 13 :
Then, Log into your WordPress website and install the plugin named “Cloudflare flexible ssl” .
Step 14 :
After successful activation of plugin, open the domain and you will find the website is loading with https secured certificate.
Now, your website is secured from the attackers in some limit. Cheers