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Implement SSL For Free Using Cloudflare

Using SSL is an essential search engine ranking factor. If you still have a working website without SSL, you are making a huge mistake, especially when using SSL is free (thanks to services like Cloudflare and Lets Encrypt).

Infact, a lot of web-hosting companies like Bluehost, SiteGround, Kinsta offers free SSL, which has now become a new standard in the web-hosting industry.

However, there are still many companies like HostGator that don’t offer free SSL. This is one reason why we have stopped recommending HostGator as an ideal host in today’s time. However, if your situation is similar to mine where you have a couple of websites on HostGator and are looking for a way to implement free SSL, this guide is for you.

In this guide, I will be using Cloudflare to implement free SSL on an HTTP site and move it to HTTPS.

This is a WordPress based website and this guide should work on any other hosting companies that you may use. Sounds good? Let’s get started.

Implementing SSL on HostGator using Cloudflare: (Without paying)

Step 1: Add your Website to Cloudflare

To use this trick, you should be using Cloudflare which offers both – free and paid versions. The free version is solid enough to protect your website from hackers and also lets you implement free SSL.

If you have not configured Cloudflare yet, simply read these two guides and get this done.