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Yes, you have to pay for an SSL certificate. Though you pay for it, it's really a worthier thing as it provides data encryption to your site contents. Of all other advantages, it makes your visitors feel safer. Normally positive SSL certificate costs around Rs. 1000 / Year and this may vary depending on the provider. Check with the various branded players ...


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I never got the hooks to work. Instead I run the certbot renewal and then test if the latest certs are currently installed by downloading the cert from the live site and comparing it to the version locally stored by certbot. At first I was annoyed by this, but it turns out that this is a superior approach anyway. In some cases the cert can renew, but the ...


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Depending on your use case, one quick way of making a site SSL enabled would be to put it behind Cloudflare and use one of their free certificates. If you can get your web host to install a certificate they also provide free origin certificates, but even if your webhost only supports their own certificates this set up would get you SSL between the browser ...


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Some hosting companies require that you pay them for their SSL certificates. It is not always possible to install a certificate from a third party. That being said, such a host is rare. Most hosting companies use cPanel or WHM to manage sites which support importing any certificate you want. The majority of web hosting companies will automatically get ...


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SSL certificates need to be installed in the server config, so for "typical web hosting" your hosting provider can easily restrict your ability to add your own certs (and even generating these without their support can be frustrating.) You should ask your provider if they can enable a free LetsEncrypt cert for you (they can be free and there are ...


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