The need today for a secure internet is greater than ever. Things like identity theft, stolen passwords, or ransomware can be avoided by implementing proper security measures. An important security best practice for the server is implementing SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates, which encrypt the data between the client and the server. This secures communication between the two, ensuring that user data such as credit card numbers or passwords cannot be stolen in a man-in-the-middle attack.
Previously, you would have had to pay for an SSL certificate. But now you can get them for free! In this Coffee Break Course, Envato Tuts+ instructor Bilal Shahid will show you how to get and install free SSL certificates using Certbot and Let's Encrypt—a free and open certificate authority aiming to support a more secure and privacy-respecting web.
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1. Secure Your WordPress Site With SSL
[MUSIC] With today's growing security challenges, the need for a secure Internet is greater than ever. By implementing proper security measures, things like identity theft or stolen passwords can be avoided or at least minimized. And one of such measures is implementing SSL certificates which encrypts and secures the traffic between the client and the server. Hello, my name is Wil Al Shahed. And throughout the schools I'll be guiding you through enabling SSL support for your WordPress website using Certbot, which is an open source tool for obtaining and installing SSL certificates. So I'll see you in the next video.