How to Get a Free SSL for your URL Shortener Website: Now when you visit your site, if you notice a ‘Not secure’ message on your browser. It means that you do not have SSL and your site is not secured.
So by getting an SSL, it will make your visitors trust your website and your content.
You can get a FREE SSL in just 4 steps.
So Let’s get started!
Step 1: Create a new account on Cloudflare
Cloudflare is a website, which will give us the free SSL. So to get SSL from Cloudflare, you need to create a new account on Cloudflare.
So, just go to clouflare.com and enter your email and password to create a new account.
Once you’ve created an account on Cloudflare, you can go to the next step.
Step 2: Add your website to your Cloudflare account
Just add your website to your new Cloudflare account and then choose the plan, which you want and click ‘confirm’. Now Cloudflare will provide you, Name server details.
So once you get those details, go to the next step.
Step 3: Change your Name servers in the domain
In this step. You need to change the existing name servers in your domain, with name servers provided from Cloudflare.
To change your name servers, First, you need to go to your domain provider’s website and log in to your account.
Once you’ve logged into your account. You will find your domain name. Now to change the name servers, just click ‘DNS’ and then go to the name servers section.
Now click ‘change’. And select ‘custom’. And you will find two empty boxes, where you can enter the name servers provided by Cloudflare.
Once you change your nameserver in your domain name, you can go to the next step.
Step 4: Enable SSL in Cloudflare.
To enable SSL, Go to the Cloudflare website and click lock icon in the top menu. Now scroll down to ‘Always use https’ section and then turn it on.
Now once you turn it on, your website will be secured with SSL.
If your site didn’t load properly, Just wait for few minutes and then load it from a different device.
So, That’s it guys, This how you can get a FREE SSL in just a few minutes.
So, watch this video to get a Free SSL for your URL Shortener website and get a secure message with a lock symbol
Table of Contents:
00:40 Create a new account on Cloudflare
01:09 Add your website to Cloudflare account
01:55 Change your Nameservers
02:49 Enable SSL in Cloudflare
04:32 Bonus Tips – Issues solved (optional)