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  • amila

    (@flatworld21)


    Hi, If I do not use ssl, will it be very dangerous?
    I do not want use ssl because it is a little expensive to buy it.
    And since I have several sub domains I have to buy ssl for all of my sub domains.

    How do you friends deal with this problem?

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  • Plugin Support Travis

    (@travislima)

    Hey there,

    If you are storing sensitive user information it is always a good idea to have an SSL for your website. Even Google is now giving ranking boosting to websites using SSL certificates.
    https://blog.instantssl.com/ssl/impact-of-https-and-ssl-on-googles-ranking/

    It can, like you say, be quite costly. There are also some free SSL certificates that you can get online, check out https://www.sslforfree.com/

    Hope this helps!
    Travis

    Hi Travis thats for the info is that sslforfree legit?

    Plugin Support Travis

    (@travislima)

    Hi @ lew76,

    I have not personally used it myself but my fellow support engineer has used it on his own site.

    If you feel a bit uncomfortable with the site, might I suggest doing a bit of a Google search, I believe there are a few sites that now offer free SSL certificates.

    Perhaps you find one that is better suited for you.

    (I did a quick search and found this https://letsencrypt.org/)

    Good luck!

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 1 month ago by  Travis.
    Plugin Author Andrew Lima

    (@andrewza)

    Just to add what Travis has said the sslforfree.com is legit as it uses letsencrypt.org to generate the SSL certificate for you.

    Let’s Encrypt does seem like a great free option and a fairly high level on encryption but you still can’t compare it to a paid encryption certificate. If it’s for basic use, it will get the job done. (Only down side is you must renew it every quarter – other than that it’s free and awesome!)

    Definitely look at https://letsencrypt.org/

    LordDunvegan

    (@lorddunvegan)

    I use cloudflare.com. A free account offers both SSL and CDN caching. You need a couple of Cloudflare plugins to make it work. Cloudflare and CTW SSL for Cloudflare

    lew76

    (@lew76)

    Thanks guys!

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