How to use free SSL for website from Cloudflare [1 year Free]?

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Brijpal Sharma
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Date:-July 14th, 2020 , Posted On:- Web Development


For security purposes, we use SSL to secure our web application from the hacker. in this post, we learn How to use free SSL for websites from Cloudflare?

Nowadays hacking is one of the main issues for the website to protect the application we use SSL. Today in this blog post we learn how to use FREE SSL for one year from Cloudflare.

It's is very easy to set up in WordPress and other custom websites. this is a blog post we see in both. So let's go

Step: 1 Create a free account on Cloudflare

 

How to use free SSL for website from Cloudflare ?

Step: 2 Add your domain to Cloudflare

After login on Cloudflare add your domain to Cloudflare and submit.

Add your domain to Cloudflare

Step: 3 Choose a plan 

For now, we can go on a free plan. so select the first one.

Choose a planĀ 

Step: 4 Change your DNS server name

Relax this save, millions of websites are using Cloudflare. After clicking confirm plan Cloudflare Review your DNS records. Cloudflare finds your current domain DNS server name via WHOIS

1. Showing your current DNS.

2. In the second point showing two Cloudflare DNS server names for replacing.

Change your DNS server name

After change your nameservers you must check "Always Use HTTPS"

First click on SSL/TLS

Always Use HTTPS

 

And check the box.

 

Always Use HTTPS

 

After update Cloudflare nameservers you need to click on the button, "Done, check nameservers". That's finished. 

But if you are using WordPress you need to install a plugin "Cloudflare Flexible SSL" this plugin use for redirect your domain request to https.

For WordPress use Cloudflare Flexible SSL plugin.

 

For another app, the application uses the following code to redirect all requests to https.

    RewriteEngine On

    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\. [NC]
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.codermen.com/$1 [L,R=301]
    
    RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.codermen.com/$1 [L,R=301]

Wait 12 hours to 24 hours. to update your nameserver.

 

Now you got 1 year free SSL for your domain. so here we completed post on How to use free SSL for website from Cloudflare? hope it helps you.

 

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Brijpal Sharma

Hello, My Name is Brijpal Sharma. I am a Web Developer, Professional Blogger and Digital Marketer from India. I am the founder of Codermen. I started this blog to help web developers & bloggers by providing easy and best tutorials, articles and offers for web developers and bloggers...

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Cloudi5
August 06th, 2020 - 5:16AM

Thanks For Sharing The Information The Information shared Is Very Valuable Please Keep Updating Us. SSL certificate is very important for security and ranking in seo by cloudi5 (https://www.cloudi5.com/website-design-company-in-coimbatore)

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