How to get a FREE TLS certificate for your Website

Securing your site with a TLS (a.k.a SSL) Certificate used to be an expensive process, with some Certificate Authorities (CA’s) charging hundreds for a valid certificate. Now you can get a valid, signed SSL Certificate for FREE from a (fairly) new service called Lets Encrypt.

It’s not too complicated to get the Let’s Encrypt tools set up, but you will need shell access to your server (unfortunately, it wont work for shared hosting).

Sound good? 

Head over to the EFF’s Certbot site and select your server software from the list to get easy-to-follow instructions!