How can I use LetsEncrypt on Pipe Ten?


Now our Linux servers have SNI enabled (Server Name Indication), don’t you want to be able to install a LetsEncrypt SSL certificate?

This guide will show you three external tools which can be used to obtain a LetsEncrypt SSL certificate which can be installed on your domain using this guide: SSL – Install existing.

Although SSL’s can now be installed on Linux accounts without a dedicated IP, SSL’s can also be install on Windows accounts, the domain just needs a dedicated IP first.


What tools are available?

  1. https://zerossl.com/
  2. https://gethttpsforfree.com/
  3. https://www.sslforfree.com/

ZeroSSL.com

Pros:

  1. Fully in browser process, including CSR generation
  2. Nice, easy to use interface
  3. Allows for HTTP and DNS verification

Cons

  1. You have to manually add the file for HTTP verification or manually add the DNS for DNS verification
  2. Have to install the SSL certificate manually

GetHttpsForFree.com

Pros:

  1. In browser process mostly.
  2. Allows for http verification.

Cons

  1. Does not allow for DNS verification
  2. Harder process for beginners – have to run commands from terminal on your local machine
  3. Have to generate your own LetsEncrypt account key
  4. You have to manually add the file for HTTP verification or manually add the DNS for DNS verification
  5. Have to install the SSL certificate manually

SSLForFree.com

Pros:

  1. Fully in browser process.
  2. Allows for HTTP, DNS as well as automated HTTP verification using FTP details you provide.
  3. Easy to use UI

Cons

  1. Have to install the SSL certificate manually

Although all of these tools can be used to generate an SSL certificate for use on Pipe Ten I prefer ZeroSSL. This is because it is a fully in browser process and user friendly.

If you would like a year or more without renewing, then you can order our fully managed Comodo SSL certificates. Please see more SSL products on our main website.

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