Setup Let’s Encrypt Wildcard SSL on Ubuntu 20.04 | 18.04

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to generate free wildcard SSL/TLS certificates using Let’s Encrypt (Certbot) on Ubuntu 20.04 | 18.04 LTS.

When you want to run you website over HTTPS, you’ll have to install SSL certificates. You can either pay for certificates from a certificate authority or get free ones from Let’s Encrypt.

Let’s Encrypt is a certificate authority (CA) that provides free SSL/TLS certificates using fully automated process that eliminates manual certificate creation, validation, installation and renewal.

When generated, you’ll be able to install these certificates on your web servers to serve HTTPS traffic to your users and audience.

Student or new user looking for a Linux system to start learning on, the easiest place to start is Ubuntu Linux OS…. It’s a great Linux operating system for beginners.

So, to get your free wildcard certificates to install on your web server, follow the steps below:

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Revoking Let’s Encrypt Certificates on Ubuntu 18.04 | 16.04

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to revoke Let’s Encrypt SSL/TLS certificates as well as how to completely remove Let’s Encrypt | Certbot packages and directories.

There are many reasons why you’d want to revoke a SSL/TLS certificate.

One primary reason is if you find out that the corresponding private key to the public certificate is no longer safe, in which case you will want to revoke the certificate and request a new one.

Or if you no longer need to use a particular certificate, you can either let it run until it’s expired or revoke it.

We recently revoked our Let’s Encrypt certificates because of our migration to Google Compute Load Balancer / Cloud CDN.

Before we migrated, we handled all our Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates, including automatic renewal requests. Since GCP load balancer provides and manages Let’s Encrypt SSL/TLS certificates for hosts, there were no reason to manage ours anymore.

So we revoke all our certificates and transferred the certificate requests and management to Google.

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Generate free Wildcard Certificates using Let’s Encrypt (Certbot) on Ubuntu 18.04

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to generate free wildcard SSL/TLS certificates using Let’s Encrypt (Certbot) on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 LTS.

Let’s Encrypt is a certificate authority (CA) that provides free SSL/TLS certificates using fully automated process that eliminates manual certificate creation, validation, installation and renewal.

When generated, you’ll be able to install these certificates on your web servers to serve HTTPS traffic to your users and audience.

Student or new user looking for a Linux system to start learning on, the easiest place to start is Ubuntu Linux OS…. It’s a great Linux operating system for beginners.

So, to get your free wildcard certificates to install on your web server, follow the steps below:

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Setup Moodle with Nginx and Let’s Encrypt SSL/TLS on Ubuntu 18.04 | 16.04

Moodle — a powerful course management platform can be useful for universities and business that want to public their course works and training materials. However, when building Moodle sites, make sure to always run them over HTTPS.

Websites and apps running over HTTPS perform better than those that do not!

Google and other search engines also rank HTTPS websites better than HTTP and your user privacy will be ensured as well. Going forward, always build your sites to be HTTPS compliant!

This brief tutorial will show students and new user a step by step guide on how to setup Moodle websites with Nginx and use Let’s Encrypt free SSL/TLS certificates and security features to help improve their websites performance and protect against malicious actors.

This setup might take a while to complete and the process below should work on other websites as well. It doesn’t have to be Moodle. This setup should work on other CMSes and plain HTML sites out of the box.When you’re ready to setup Moodle and Let’s Encrypt, follow the steps below:

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How to Install Moodle on Ubuntu Linux with Apache

This post shows students and new users steps to install Moodle course management platform on Ubuntu with Apache web server and free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate to make sure visitors are communicating over HTTPS only.

Moodle is an open source course manage system that works great for professionals, businesses and colleges who want to run and manage their courses or training materials online securely.

It is probably the best and most popular open source learning management platform available today. However, if you’re going to be setting up Moodle in your own environment, make sure to run it over HTTPS.

This setup might take a while to complete and the process below should work on other Linux platform as well.

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Install Magento with Nginx and Let’s Encrypt on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04

Magento — an open-source e-Commerce platform written in PHP for professionals and businesses who want to manage their online stores. You should probably get it if you want to your stores to be successful online.

However, when running an online store, please make sure to run it over HTTPS. That’s because stores that run HTTPS compliant sites do better than those that do not.

Also, Google and other search engines rank HTTPS website better than HTTP, you should always setup your sites with HTTPS.

This brief tutorial will show students and new user a step by step guide on how to setup Magento websites with Nginx and use Let’s Encrypt free SSL/TLS certificates and security features to help improve their websites performance and protect against malicious actors.

This setup might take a while to complete and the process below should work on other websites as well. It doesn’t have to be Magento. This setup should work on other CMSes and plain HTML sites out of the box.When you’re ready to setup Magento and Let’s Encrypt, follow the steps below:

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Setup Magento with Apache2 and Let’s Encrypt SSL/TLS on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04

Want to run Magento / Magento 2 e-commerce platform to sell your inventories? If so, make sure to make your online stores HTTPS compliant!

Magento is an open-source e-commerce platform written in PHP for professionals and businesses who want to manage an online store. It is great and probably the most popular eCommerce platform available.

Now that Google and other search engines rank HTTPS website better than HTTP, you should always setup your sites with HTTPS.

This brief tutorial will show students and new user a step by step guide on how to setup Magento websites with Apache2 and use Let’s Encrypt free SSL/TLS certificates and security features to help improve their websites performance and protect against malicious actors.

This setup might take a while to complete and the process below should work on other websites as well. It doesn’t have to be Magento. This setup should work on other CMSes and plain HTML sites out of the box.When you’re ready to setup Magento and Let’s Encrypt, follow the steps below:

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How to Setup Joomla with Nginx and Let’s Encrypt Certificates on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04

Recently we showed you how to configure Joomla CMS with Apache2 and Let’s Encrypt certificates. For students and new users who want to configure Let’s Encrypt with Nginx instead, the step below should help them.

We also told you that if you’re going to be building a new Joomla website or blog, make sure it’s HTTPS compliant!

Google and other search engines also rank HTTPS websites better than HTTP and your user privacy will be ensured as well. Going forward, always build your sites to be HTTPS compliant!

This brief tutorial will show students and new user a step by step guide on how to setup Joomla websites with Nginx and use Let’s Encrypt free SSL/TLS certificates and security features to help improve their websites performance and protect against malicious actors.

This setup might take a while to complete and the process below should work on other websites as well. It doesn’t have to be Joomla. This setup should work on other CMSes and plain HTML sites out of the box.When you’re ready to setup Joomla and Let’s Encrypt, follow the steps below:

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How to Install Joomla with Apache2 and Let’s Encrypt on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04

Are you thinking about building a new website or blog powered by Joomla? If so, please make sure to have it default to HTTPS. Because websites that are creating HTTPS compliant by default do better than do that are not.

Google and other search engines also rank HTTPS websites better than HTTP and your user privacy will be ensured as well. Going forward, always build your sites to be HTTPS compliant!

This brief tutorial will show students and new user a step by step guide on how to setup Joomla websites with Apache2 and use Let’s Encrypt free SSL/TLS certificates and security features to help improve their websites performance and protect against malicious actors.

This setup might take a while to complete and the process below should work on other websites as well. It doesn’t have to be Joomla. This setup should work on other CMSes and plain HTML sites out of the box.When you’re ready to setup Joomla and Let’s Encrypt, follow the steps below:

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Setup Drupal with Nginx and Let’s Encrypt Certificates on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04

Few days ago we told you that if you’re going to be starting a new Drupal website or blog, you should make sure it’s HTTPS compliant. That’s because websites that are respond to HTTPS only perform better than those that are not.

Google and other search engines also rank HTTPS websites better than those that do not offer that. Going forward, always build your sites to be HTTPS compliant!

This brief tutorial will show students and new user a step by step guide on how to setup Drupal websites with Nginx and use Let’s Encrypt free SSL/TLS certificates and security features to help improve their websites performance and protect against malicious actors.

This setup might take a while to complete and the process below should work on other websites as well. It doesn’t have to be Drupal. This setup should work on other CMSes and plain HTML sites out of the box.When you’re ready to setup Drupal and Let’s Encrypt, follow the steps below:

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How to Install Drupal with Apache2 and Let’s Encrypt SSL/TLS Certificates on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04

If you’re going to be building new Drupal websites these days, you’ll want to make sure they’re accessible over HTTPS. Websites that are primarily accessed over HTTPS perform better than those that do not.

Google and other search engines also rank HTTPS websites better than those that do not offer that. Going forward, always build your sites to be HTTPS compliant!

This brief tutorial will show students and new user a step by step guide on how to setup Drupal websites with Apache2 and use Let’s Encrypt free SSL/TLS certificates and security features to help improve their websites performance and protect against malicious actors.

This setup might take a while to complete and the process below should work on other websites as well. It doesn’t have to be Drupal. This setup should work on other CMSes and plain HTML sites out of the box.When you’re ready to setup Drupal and Let’s Encrypt, follow the steps below:

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How to Install WordPress with Apache2 and Let’s Encrypt SSL/TLS Certificates on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04

Few days ago we showed you how to setup WordPress with Nginx and Let’s Encrypt free SSL/TLS certificates. For those who want to run Let’s Encrypt with Apache2 instead, then steps below should help them.

This brief tutorial will show students and new user a step by step guide on how to setup WordPress websites with Apache2 and use Let’s Encrypt free SSL/TLS certificates and security features to help improve their website performance and protect their sites against malicious actors.

This setup might take a while to complete and the process below should work on other websites as well. It doesn’t have to be WordPress. This setup should work on other CMSes and plain HTML sites out of the box.When you’re ready to setup WordPress and Let’s Encrypt, follow the steps below:

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