SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Certificate is also called as Digital Certificate. The Ssl Certificate helps in protecting your data from bogus websites. It authenticates the identity of the website and encrypts the data that’s being transmitted. You can easily install the SSL certificate to protect your website. Especially website which are involved in digital transaction are always recommended to use SSL certificate to have a safe transaction of money through your website. So, let us check how you can easily add a free SSL certificate to your website using Cloudflare. This step by step guide will help you install the SSL certificate in your website.
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Create an account in Cloudflare
The first and foremost step is to first create an account in Cloudflare. It is very easy to create and account in it. Just enter the details as shown in the image below.
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Add a Website
Once, you create an account you will come to the homepage of Cloudflare. Now, here you have to first add your domain name which needs a SSL certificate. Now, just enter your website name and Scan the website.
Now, here I have entered my website www.worldinfo4all.com which needs a SSL certificate. Once you enter your domain name, just click Begin Scan as shown below.
Once the Cloudflare finish scanning, you can see the details of your DNS and nameservers details of the domain in the results as shown below. Now, just verify the details of your domain, since we are going to change the default settings of your domain. Now, just click continue.
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Choose a Plan for SSL certificate
Now, once you click continue you will come to the below page. It will ask a plan for SSL certificate asking you a free website, pro website or a business website. If you want a SSL certificate for a Ecommerce website you can go ahead for business website, but since I just want it for blogging I will go for a free website. Now, just go ahead and select free website and click continue.
Change your Nameservers for your domain
Now, once you click continue you will come to your new nameservers of Cloudflare. You have to change your old default nameservers to the new Cloudflare nameservers. You can just visit your domain host and change the setting there. Once it is added it will take around 24 to 48 to see the changes.
Now again when you click continue, you will come to the below page which says Status: pending. Since, the changes will take around 24 to 48 hours your status will change once the changes comes to effect.
Once, all the changes have taken place your website will be a secure place for all your visitors and your data and all your important information will be protected from bogus websites.
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