We're proud to provide a free SSL certificate!
With just a few clicks, you can add SSL to WordPress sites on Flywheel with our friends at Let’s Encrypt - all for the low, low price of zero cents. No need to bounce back and forth between Flywheel and a third party provider - you can get world-class hosting and SSL encryption all under one roof with our built-in integration!
Our super speedy WordPress platform and free Let’s Encrypt™ SSL certificates work together to give your site a nice boost in both SEO and security. With our powers combined, your sites will be better than ever - which is great news for your bottom line!
The easiest way to add Let’s Encrypt’s free SSL certificates to your WordPress site is by signing up with Flywheel. If you need special SSL certificates, like wildcard or EV, you can still bring your own certificate, too!
SSL (Short for “secure socket layer”) is known best by two obvious indicators that pop up in the URL bar when it’s installed: the green padlock and https encryption. If a visitor sees these two things, they know their info is being encrypted and can freely interact with the site without worrying.
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Flywheel’s new Simple SSL add-on is a fully-automatic, 100% free SSL certificate, installed and activated in minutes!
Previously, if you wanted to secure your Flywheel site with SSL, you would have needed to provide your own SSL certificate that you had purchased from a third-party SSL provider.
With Simple SSL, we’re able to eliminate that process and make setting up a site encrypted with SSL incredibly fast and easy.
Easy! you’ll find the button in the add-ons tab of your site’s Flywheel dashboard. For a full guide with all the steps, check out How do I add Simple SSL to my site?
Nope! Although ordinarily Let’s Encrypt™ certificates do need to be renewed every 90 days, we take care of that for you automatically. So once Simple SSL is active, you don’t need to do anything at all. (So simple!)