It is now easier than ever to use HTTPS on your website. Beginners should start by having a conversation with their hosting company about the options they offer.
There are a few easy ways to add SSL to your website:
- Some hosts offer free SSL, including one-click SSL options (i.e. SiteGround, WPEngine).
- Many hosts offer paid SSL and will implement the certificates for you (i.e. GoDaddy).
- Intermediate users can generate their own free SSL certificate (i.e. Certbot / Let’s Encrypt).
Regardless of the type of certificate you choose, the encryption and level of security is the same.