How To Add HTTPS To Your Website For FREE In 2020

How To Add HTTPS To Your Website For FREE In 2021

Want to add HTTPS to your website for FREE?

In our guide on how to host your website on Google for FREE, we saw how the setup does not automatically come with SSL(HTTPS) support.

In this guide, we will show you how to add HTTPS support to any site using Cloudflare.

If you configure your website to route traffic through Cloudflare, you can take advantage of Cloudflare and let it handle your HTTPS for you.

How To Add HTTPS To Your Website For FREE In 2021 - 4 Easy Steps

  1. Create FREE Account On Cloudflare
  2. Update Your DNS
  3. Turn On HTTPS

1. Create FREE Account On Cloudflare

Step 1: Sign up for Cloudflare here. Select the FREE option.
Step 2: Once you are done, click Add Site

Step 3: Enter your domain name without the www

How To Add HTTPS To Your Site - Cloudflare

How To Add HTTPS To Your Site - Cloudflare

2. Update Your DNS

Once you add your site, Cloudflare will query your site and import your DNS record.

Step 1: Cloudflare will ask (with instructions) you to update your current DNS record to the details provided by Cloudflare.

Cloudflare - Change Nameservers

Cloudflare change of Nameservers

Step 2: Log into your existing registrar and update your DNS record to the ones provided by Cloudflare. Click Done, check nameservers once done

3. Turn On HTTPS

Step 1: Scroll down and turn on Always Use HTTPS

Cloudflare - Turn on HTTPS

Turn on HTTPS

Step 2: Turn on Automatic HTTPS rewrites

NOTE: If you can see this options, navigate to the dashboard and click SSL button on the top menu

Congrats! You are done. Try to access your website again.

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If you need assistance with any of the following steps contact us at:

-SKS

See our other guides:

  1. How To Host Website On Google For FREE
  2. How To Register Your Domain Name For FREE
  3. How To Create Website Without Coding - Step-by-Step Guide
  4. How To Start A Simple Blog - Step-by-Step Guide

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