Obtaining a SSL certificate is now simple and inexpensive, thanks to Let’s Encrypt project.
It is a well-known fact that SSL certificates are a prerequisite for creating a secure website, especially if it comes to e-commerce applications. In addition, a SSL certificate confers prestige on our website and helps significantly to achieve better Search Engine Optimization, according to recent updates of the relevant Google's algorithms.
But, we all know that obtaining and renewing a SSL Certificate significantly increases the annual website maintenance cost, on a consistent basis.
Let's Encrypt project came to revolutionize the process of obtaining and renewing a SSL certificate, providing a simple way to create a certificate for our domain and, above all, to eliminate its acquisition and renewal cost!
The main features of Let’s Encrypt
The main features of SSL certificates provided by Let's Encrypt are:
- Free: any owner of a domain can use the Let's Encrypt service to obtain a trusted SSL certificate free of charge.
- Automatic: With appropriate software configuration, a web server can interact with the Let's Encrypt service for obtaining and renewing an SSL certificate.
- Secure: Let's Encrypt will serve as a platform for advancing TLS security best practices.
- Open: The automatic issuance and renewal protocol will be published as an open standard that anyone can adopt.
It is worth noting that the Let's Encrypt project is being supported from major organizations like the Mozilla Foundation, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Internet Society and many others.
We strongly encourage you to embrace, as we did, the good practice of using a SSL certificate for your website, to maintain high traffic and optimum safety levels for all visitors.