Adding an SSL certificate so you can use https to encrypt your site’s web traffic used to be time-consuming, difficult, and often costly. Those days are over.
Thanks to the awesome open source project Let’s Encrypt, anyone can get a free SSL certificate for their domain.
Companies like SiteGround have made integrating an SSL certificate incredibly easy by allowing you to quickly install a free auto-renewing LetsEncrypt SSL certificate directly through cPanel.
This quick two-minute video will show you how to install your own Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate
Once you’ve installed your SSL certificate, you should verify it using one of the following SSL Checker Tools:
- https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/ (Very Comprehensive)
- https://www.sslshopper.com/ssl-checker.html (Quicker)
You want an A rating on your SSL implementation – anything less should be investigated and fixed by your and/or your hosting company.