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        <h1>Setting Up a Free SSL</h1>
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        <p><em>Posted on <time datetime="2018-08-06T20:00:00-04:00">August 6, 2018</time></em></p>
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        <p>I never had to worry about SSL certificates when I originally hosted my blog through Github Pages, but since switching over to Surge.sh I lost my ability to utilize <code class="language-plaintext highlighter-rouge">https</code> protocol.</p>

<p>Luckily, Cloudflare offers a very simple way to implement SSL on your website - and it’s free!</p>

<h3 id="ssl-in-3-easy-steps">SSL in 3 easy steps</h3>

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    <p>You will need to have a Cloudflare account - <a href="https://dash.cloudflare.com/sign-up">you can setup one here</a>. Be sure to select the ‘Free’ pricing plan (unless you want some extras features)</p>
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    <p>Follow the process on updating your nameservers to the proper Cloudflare servers and wait for your domain to update the changes. (This can take up to 24 hours)</p>
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    <p>From the main Cloudflare dashboard navigate to the Crypto tab. Then under the SSL section, select “Flexible” from the dropdown.</p>
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<h3 id="enjoy-your-newly-secure-site">Enjoy your newly secure site</h3>

<p>That’s it! Give it a bit of time and soon your website will support <code class="language-plaintext highlighter-rouge">https</code> and best of all it costs you nothing!</p>

<p>I suggest checking out the other interesting features Cloudflare offers while your playing with the dashboard as well. They have a lot of impressive options that can really improve the overall performance of your site / web app.</p>

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