In this course, I will show you step by step how to make your website secure using a free SSL certificate issued by CloudFlare.
Google prefers HTTPS over an HTTP connection. This is very important for the ranking of your website.
No matter how good your SEO is, an unsecured connection will have a big negative impact on the position of your website in search results.
A few years ago, it was quite expensive to have SSL certificate on your server to be able to offer HTTPS connection. These days, you can have your own SSL certificate for free.
Not only you will improve your Google ranking, your visitors and customers will be sure your communication with them is secured which is especially important for payments!
There are basically three methods of secured connection as shown in the image below. I will show you how to achieve the most secure configuration of those three options, the Full SSL (strict).
Full SSL (strict) requires you to have on your server a valid certificate issued by a certification authority.
What you will learn:
- How to create and secure your CloudFlare account.
- How to generate your own SSL certificate backed by COMODO ECC Certification Authority and valid for 15 years
- How to install your SSL certificate to your WordPress hosting using Cpanel
- How to make sure that your Admin Dashboard will be accessible via HTTPS connection and you won't lose the access to your WordPress administration
- How to force HTTPS connection for every visitor of your website, even if they use old unsecured links
- How to test the security level and configuration of your HTTPS connection. My method will give you the highest Grade A in all four tests!
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Hi, my name is Jan. I am Evernote Certified Consultant and the founder of THE SYSTEM2.
I started my IT career as a Pascal programming language student in 1994. Later I discovered the potential of the web and co-founded WEBXP company, where I created websites and web applications for local businesses.
In 2000, I started working for a German-based company Caatoosee, where I was the part of a team creating the top of the line web shop for than famous Breuninger Mode & Beauty online
At that time I also started my very own LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) project and designed, developed and published one of the first so-called discussion servers, that were very popular in my country years before the Facebook became the worldwide success. After 16 years, I am working on its comeback! You can read more about it here.
In 2008, when iPhone SDK was introduced, I moved to mobile apps world and soon published my first verb dictionary for iPhone which you can still find on the App Store.
In 2015, I founded BOHEMIAPPS which evolved from simple iPhone app project to creativity platform focused on iOS and web development.
In 2016, I decided to push my mission even further with SMART PROFIT SCHOOL. I believe that everyone can teach and SMART PROFIT SCHOOL is about helping newcomers start their own online teaching career. I also published my first book in 2016, THE DIGITAL INSTRUCTOR.
In 2017 I focused primarily on productivity, became Evernote Certified Consultant, and published my second book, THE SYSTEM2.
PreviewWhy do you need a secure website? (2:11)
StartCreating CloudFlare account (5:42)
StartGenerating SSL certificate (6:47)
StartInstalling SSL certificate (6:26)
StartFixing mixed content (4:57)
StartForcing SSL access - preparation (4:07)
StartForcing SSL access - admin dashboard (3:40)
StartForcing SSL access - final steps (3:14)
StartTesting your SSL security level (1:17)