Making a Safer Web with Free and Easy SSL in MODX Cloud

by Jay Stephen Gilmore

Published on December 14, 2016

Installing SSL Couldn’t Be Easier

If you’ve ever dealt with SSL, you know it can be error-prone, frustrating, and expensive. But we thought it should be as simple as a pressing a button … and free. So, that’s what we did.

We’re excited to announce free SSL from Let’s Encrypt in MODX Cloud.

If you have about a minute to spare, you too can set up a site to show the lock icon in your browser address bar. We handle the surprisingly large number of behind-the-scenes things needed to serve your content securely, giving you just a few buttons to press.

HTTPS provides increased trust for site visitors and added security for forms submitted on your site. It also allows sites to be delivered faster thanks to SPDY and soon HTTP2.

You can still install your own certificates, which may be required or desirable for a variety of reasons. Who doesn’t like options?

Find out more about installing a Let’s Encrypt certificate, in our user guide. Or, log in to the MODX Cloud Dashboard and install a certificate on your site now. It’s free, easy, and pretty fun.

Not in MODX Cloud yet?   Gimme Free SSL!

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