Today we’re announcing that all Tap sites will benefit from automatic and free SSL certificates courtesy of Let’s Encrypt.
Google started the push for a safer web back in 2014 when they announced the use of SSL as a ranking signal and since then the emphasis on a safer web has intensified, so having a security certificate is fast becoming the norm.
In 2016 it’s more important than ever to keep your site secure and not get left behind. Today we’re helping you do just that!
What is SSL?
SSL stands for ‘secure sockets layer’ and encrypts all connections between your web server and your users’ browser. It’s a must for ecommerce sites and gives you the confidence to know that communication between you and your users is private and secure.
You can read more about SSL in our more in depth article here.
What is Let’s Encrypt?
Let’s Encrypt is a revolutionary project aiming to make SSL ubiquitous across the web. The open source certificate authority launched their free and automated service back in December and we decided to start building an integration right away. You can find our more about the Let’s Encrypt (LE) project here.
“The web is a hectic place, so Tap is about making WordPress hosting really easy for people. When we heard about Let’s Encrypt’s genius idea to offer free and easy support for HTTPS we were convinced it was the way forward and couldn’t wait to offer it to our users. It’s the easiest decision we’ve made so far.” – Joe Perkins, Tap Co-founder
How do I get one?
You don’t have to do anything to make use of Tap’s integration with LE; in keeping with the aim of the project of offering free and automated certificates, we’ve built the process in the most seamless way possible. From today all Tap sites install and activate SSL certificates during the upgrade process (free sites have always come with free shared SSL). It’s automatic and seamless so you don’t need to worry about a thing. We also rolled out HTTP/2 as standard earlier this month so you can make the most of your SSL licenses.
If you’ve already upgraded to a Tap Pro site and want SSL on your custom domain, just hit the blue question mark from your Tap dashboard to request a free license from a member of our team.
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So that’s 10GB disk space, super fast Google Cloud hosting, awesome support AND free SSL with HTTP/2 all included for just 5 bucks a month. What are you waiting for? Create your free site today or contact us about migration (hello@thisistap dotcom).