Where can I get free SSL Certificates? Wealthy Affiliate offers free SSL to all its premium members. No additional charge.
Wealthy Affiliate is the market leader for online marketing training. They always take a step ahead of the competition. As you can see, I got this SSL on this website for free. Wealthy Affiliate does not offer any upsell unlike other platforms that always offer upsells. Everything is covered by your monthly subscription.
Secure Sockets Layer Certificate will encrypt all data transferred from a user’s website to the hosting servers. You’ve likely heard that Google Search Engines and the other major Search Engines are preferring SECURE websites with SSL Certificates over non-SSL websites and will be more prominent in the ranking algorithm in 2017.
Securing data by utilizing an SSL Certificate means that if somebody finds your website at any other website like eBay, there is no chance of an another party spying on any data transferred from that user’s website to the server. Maybe you’re on your best friends WIFI connection, and you are entering your login password to login to your own website admin area – this is now fully encrypted so that there is no way your friend, or even malicious virus/malware would be able to intercept that password and take control of your site.
All the editing to your website will be encrypted and safe, all of your website logins will be totally encrypted and safe, and your website is going to be preferred by Google Search Engine when it comes to page rankings and positioning.
Typically the cost of an SSL certificate on a website can be up to one hundred dollars plus per year for a 256-bit encrypted connection signed (authorized) by a reputable company. Many of the hosting companies also charge installation fees for SSL certificates to be installed (or even removed) from your website.
At Wealthy Affiliate, we do not believe in holding you hostage with fees associated with SSL – this is the reason why we’ve always been careful with recommending SSL to people who really NEEDED it vs. WANTED it. We believe that in 2017 and in the future, everyone at WA needs Secure Sockets Layer Certificates to be available to all premium members, and for a cost that absolutely EVERYONE can afford…FREE.
- No Installation Fees.
- No Yearly Fees.
- No Extra Fees Period.
All Premium members of Wealthy Affiliate can have Secure Sockets Layer certificates for websites they’ve registered either through our SiteDomains platform here at Wealthy Affiliate or from elsewhere when you’re hosting your website with us.
Who is SSL For?
Secure Sockets Layer Certificates have been typically for websites that accept personal information, and more specifically, payment information like credit card numbers, social security numbers, or even telephone/addresses. Your visitor’s important data is kept secured and encrypted so that it is not possible to have the Internet connection that you are using, be hacked or have malware installed, etc.
Just think about your own online banking. When you login to an online banking from a local store, you don’t want your password to come into contact with an insecure online network where you could have a chance that your information will be stolen. This is where a Secure Sockets Layer Certificate is important. SSL encrypts the information so that even if it were intercepted, it’s impossible for anyone to decrypt it.
Google Search Engines understands this too, and Google are on a mission to help secure the Internet by giving ranking preference to websites that are secure with Secure Sockets Layer Certificates Does this mean that you absolutely require a secure certificate to rank? No, of course not. But, if Google has two sites and they rank equally, they will give preference to the website that is served over SSL vs non-SSL.
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