One of the best ways to secure your WordPress website is by adding an SSL certificate to your domain.
Installing an SSL certificate on your site’s domain was not only difficult but could also end up breaking your bank. This changed with the Let’s Encrypt open-source project that aims to automate the free installation of SSL certificates for everyone.
With this in mind, in this post, we’ll walk you through a step by step tutorial of installing a free SSL certificate on your WordPress site with Let’s Encrypt. We’ll outline how you can go about installing the SSL certificates through SiteGround’s cPanel and DreamHost’s control panel so you can follow whichever one is easiest for you.
Let’s put everything into context before we begin!