Setting Up a Free SSL
I never had to worry about SSL certificates when I originally hosted my blog through Github Pages, but since switching over to Surge.sh I lost my ability to utilize
Luckily, Cloudflare offers a very simple way to implement SSL on your website - and it's free!
SSL in 3 easy steps
- You will need to have a Cloudflare account - you can setup one here. Be sure to select the 'Free' pricing plan (unless you want some extras features)
- Follow the process on updating your nameservers to the proper Cloudflare servers and wait for your domain to update the changes. (This can take up to 24 hours)
- From the main Cloudflare dashboard navigate to the Crypto tab. Then under the SSL section, select "Flexible" from the dropdown.
Enjoy your newly secure site
That's it! Give it a bit of time and soon your website will support
https and best of all it costs you nothing!
I suggest checking out the other interesting features Cloudflare offers while your playing with the dashboard as well. They have a lot of impressive options that can really improve the overall performance of your site / web app.