Now days, you will see websites begin with https:// in the URL with a padlock saying connection is secure, that’s because the website use SSL certificate. Google and other search engines has been working vigilantly to make the web search safer and also marking websites a “Not Secured”, who don’t have SSL installed.
It has now become a must have and search ranking factor to serve your website and visitors with SSL/https and also to show your visitors that their information is safe while browsing.
Earlier, we used to pay a bomb of money to buy SSL and their integration was very hard to understand for a layman. But, now Cloudflare is offering a free SSL certificates for domain name.
A step by step guide for setting up your Cloudflare Flexible SSL
Step 1: Sign up an account in Cloudflare
Step 2: After creating an account, add your site
Step 3: Select a Free Cloudflare Plan
Step 4: in DNS query page, select continue
Step 5: Now your website is added
Step 6: Now change Nameservers to your Domain
Step 7: Login to your Domain account and Click DNS
Step 8: Change your Nameservers from default to Custom
Step 9: Enter or paste the New NS details from Cloudflare
Step 10: Click continue in Cloudflare after changing Nameservers in your Domain account
Step 11: Install Cloudflare Flexible SSL Plugin in your WordPress account and activate
Step 12: Now go to Crypto in Cloudflare and Switch on Always Use Https
Step 13: It’s all done, check after few hours and your website is fully activated and integrated with free SSL