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Free SSL’s for everyone (Let’s Encrypt)

Free SSL’s for everyone (Let’s Encrypt)

By Forward Web 19 February, 2016

 

Lets Encrypt
Free SSL’s for Everyone!

 

Thats right, Free, Domain Name Validated SSL’s for everyone. Let’s Encrypt is making it possible for every website owner to obtain an SSL (at Zero Cost). Provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) and operated for the public’s benefit, Lets Encrypt issues secure certificates for your website that are absolutely free (no strings attached). Too good to be true? No need to worry, Let’s Encrypt is a serious project supported by companies like Cisco, Chrome, Facebook, Mozilla, Akamai and many more. The goal? To provide free, automatic and secure certificates so every website can be secured with an SSL certificate.

 

Why does your website need an SSL?

First, SSL (which stands for Secure Socket Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a web browser. The secure link ensures all data passed between the web server and web browser remains private using encryption. To not have an SSL for your website (or the website you are visiting) means your data is being sent from your computer to the web server (un-encrypted). This means anyone on the internet can theoretically take a look at what ever data you are browsing or submitting. How do you know if a website is using an SSL? An easy way to determine whether or not a website is using encryption is by taking a look at your web browser (below for example) and identifying the green lock or https vs http.

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In todays Market, companies charge anywhere from $10-$65.00 to generate a domain validated SSL for your website. With Lets Encrypt and Forward Web, spending money on a SSL for your website is no longer needed. Ready to encrypt your websites data for Free? First you will need to move your website (just web hosting) to Forward Web. The Forward Web Shared web hosting cPanel plans start at only $3.49 per month or $34.95 per year, view plans here: https://secure.forwardweb.net/cart?gid=1

 

If you have your web hosting set-up with Forward Web, follow the next three three steps:

Step 1: (Login to your cPanel account and click on the “Let’s Encrypt SSL” icon”

 

Lets Encrypt

 

Step 2: Click on “Issue” for the domain name you want to install an SSL for

 

Lets Encrypt

 

Step 3: Select the Domain Name Aliases you want to install SSL’s for, along with whether or not you want to installl an SSL for email. Once you have selected all of your desired options, click on the “Issue” button and  after a few seconds, you should see a SSL successfully installed message.

 

Lets Encrypt

 

Keep in mind, once you have installed your SSL you will still want to route all of your traffic via https, if you are unsure about the best approach for routing your traffic or if you do not know how, feel free to contact us by opening a ticket and we will be more than happy to assist (free of charge).

 

FORWARD WEB CORE

Meet our core team members.

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Fernando D. Alfaro

FOUNDER / LEAD DEV

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Fernando D. Alfaro

FOUNDER / LEAD DEV

Husband, Brother, Son, Friend, father to our son Amadeus and various fur-babies, oh and business owner/entrepreneur.

What I love most about what we do here at Forward Web is the problem solving component. The internet is always changing and everything can always be improved (which keeps things exciting for me). My goal here at Forward Web is to create the most efficient web platforms possible, empowering the end user to either spend less time on the internet or to solve some form of inefficiencies that exist within the business through the web (think automation, but not necessarily limited to automation).

I have a deep fascination with A.I (Artificial Intelligence) and decentralized platforms. However outside of the internet I enjoy listening to music, working on various side projects and boxing (yes, boxing).

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Julia Alfaro

Creative / Accounts

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Julia Alfaro

Creative / Accounts

Helping people has always been a passion of mine. People are interesting to me. In fact, I believe that everyone is like a book because we all have a story to tell. I gain great satisfaction in knowing that I am able to make someone’s day, life or business a little better, even if it’s just by sharing a smile or a little positivity.

I strive to be a professional woman, I take pride in that. I am very hardworking, kind, intelligent and ambitious. I am a dreamer; I have very high hopes, dreams and goals. I am talented, creative and funny, with a great imagination! I am not perfect, I accept that, but I do tend to be a perfectionist (that can sometimes be a good thing or a bad thing). But in reality, I am a work in progress and I am learning to live life one day at a time.

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Branden Tobin

Customer Relations

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Branden Tobin

Customer Relations

Branden spent 7 years in the gaming industry as a quality assurance specialist and product design consultant. After becoming a
customer at Forward Web in 2013 and experiencing the great services and company values first hand. When the opportunity came up to help improve client experiences at Forward Web, Branden did not hesitate to get involved. “My goal is to help people, and in terms of the web, Forward web is the best place for me to do that”.

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Ankur Kavathiya

Project Manager

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Ankur Kavathiya

Project Manager

With a vast knowledge in IOS/Android app development, as well as various web applications. My experience allows me to ensure projects at Forward Web are on-time, as well as meeting various Quality Assurance checks.

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Ramani Chintan

Back-End Dev

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Ramani Chintan

Back-End Dev

I have over 6 years experience in web development. With Forward Web I primarily work on back-end development which includes the customization of various CMS or Shopping Cart platforms like Magento where I am able to use my experience and knowledge in PHP, JQuery and other relevant languages.

When im not working on projects with Forward Web, I enjoy spending time with my lovely wife Nidhi, married on 3/13/2019

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Nevin Davis

Systems

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Nevin Davis

Systems

I have a degree  in Computer Science and Engineering. I’m a redhat certified engineer with 8 years of experience as a server administrator. I’ve been working with Forward Web for close to 4 years now and I am primarily responsible for the securing and optimization of our network as well as general management of our dedicated servers.

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Franny Kenney

Media Specialist

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Franny Kenney

Media Specialist

California’s Central Valley based photographer; Frances (Franny) Kenney completed her Associate degree in Photography at Modesto Junior College in 2017. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in photography at California State University Sacramento and is on track to graduate in May of 2021. Franny is a licensed commercial drone operator. She is highly motivated and has a strong work ethic. Over the past three years Franny has been working and volunteering as a lab technician at the photo lab on the Modesto Junior College campus.

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Brandon Miltsch

Advisor

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Brandon Miltsch

Advisor

During my 15+ year marketing and sales career, I have gained unique expertise and achieved significant accomplishments for leadership brands in the technology and communications industries.

With a solid Oracle track record with both the Social and Marketing Cloud – along with over 15 years of digital agency experience and a successful sales record at NTT/Verio – BrandON brings a strong mix of expertise and business development skills to the Oracle team. BrandON has also been thrilled to speak at several engagements monthly internally and externally, further illustrating his passion and desire for Oracle executives to optimize and promote their “personal brands”, teaching Social Media and Networking skills. Outside of work, Brandon enjoys spending time with his wife Christina and their 5-year old son, Riley. He is also excited to announce the release his new book, Networking on üBER Steroids.

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