Activate Free SSL Certificate for Your Website

Anyone who wants to increase performance and security of your web page, I suggest to have Cloudflare setup in your DNS system. I have posted few articles to install paid SSL certificate for your web page, all which needs your complete support to maintain. But, Cloudflare provides free SSL certificates with a limited access (which is enough for any website) and it takes care most of the support that your web page needs. Most importantly, nowadays Google is providing better preferences for the web pages which has HTTPs as the protocol and more chances for your web page to appear on Google search.

 

Activate Free SSL Certificate for Your Website


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Cloudflare protects from DDoS attacks and other threats to protect your bandwidth and server resources being wasted. It allows your web page visitors to have the fastest page loading by which it also improves the performance level. it provides many other services if you want make best performance and attack free website. Below are the steps to configure SSL certificate of Cloudflare.

Step 1
Go to cloudflare.com and create a free plan account.

Activate Free SSL Certificate for Your Website

Step 2
Add your website in cloudflare, this will scan your website name servers and suggest you new name servers in following way.

Activate Free SSL Certificate for Your Website

Step 3
Now go to your domain provider eg: Godaddy and modify domain name server address with new names.

Note: Take a copy of your domain record settings eg: CNAME, TXT, MX etc.

Step 4
Once Step 3 finished, cloudflare will active your website. And you will find following menu options.

Activate Free SSL Certificate for Your Website

Step 5
Click on the DNS and add your CNAME records settings. Sometimes cloudflare will automatically access your old records.

Activate Free SSL Certificate for Your Website

Step 6
Go to Crypto and activate your free SSL(https). Choose Flexible option for SSL.

Activate Free SSL Certificate for Your Website

Step 7
Same page scroll down and enable automatic HTTPs rewrites option.

Activate Free SSL Certificate for Your Website

Step 8
If you are a WordPress user, go to Page Rules and add following page rules. This will help to redirect existing WordPress pages to HTTPs

Activate Free SSL Certificate for Your Website

Step 9
Menu Overview option will provide you all of the website analytics.

Activate Free SSL Certificate for Your Website

Performance – Bandwidth Saved

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Step 10
Add your website in Google Webmaster Tools for Google search indexing.

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