FREE 90-Day SSL Certificates Tutorial Released By PCFixes.com
A tutorial showcasing how to download, install and use 90-day FREE SSL certificates (from LetsEncrypt) has been released by PCFixes.com. The tutorial explains the process - with code snippets - of how to create and maintain a free SSL cert from LE.
By: Frontline Utilities LTD
It was incorporated into the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) as an innovative service in 2014. The point is that with the recent clamp-downs of Google, Firefox and a number of other "web" platforms, the need for HTTPS (encrypted) traffic has become increasingly pertinent.
For this reason, LetsEncrypt has quickly become one of the more popular certificate issuance organizations on the planet - with an estimated 100 million being issued since its inception. With this in mind, it's no wonder that the majority of web owners are looking at the service as an inexpensive way to secure their websites (and receive the benefits of HTTP encryption, SEO ranking boosts and added user trust).
In order for LetsEncrypt to work in what was always a competitive commercial market - there are two stipulations with the service -- 1. certificates can *ONLY* be valid for 90 days + 2. they *ONLY* perform domain-level validation (weakest).
Irrespective of this, it's important to understand exactly what you need to ensure you're able to make the most of the resource - and in the best way possible. The newly released tutorial from PCFixes.com explains how...
The tutorial firstly explains the technology behind HTTPS, SSL & TLS - why they are important, and what it means for a web service to utilize them.
It then goes onto explaining LetsEncrypt's specific role in the modern digital spectrum, as well as ensuring that users are able to appreciate that a LetsEncrypt is "adequate" but nowhere near as powerful as the likes of a organizational / extended validation cert.