Simple SSL Basics

Updated on December 2nd, 2022

Flywheel’s Simple SSL feature is a fully automatic 100% free SSL certificate, installed and activated in minutes! 

Previously, if you wanted to secure your 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.

To make this possible, we’ve partnered with Let’s Encrypt™, a free, automated, and open certificate authority brought to you by the non-profit Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). This allows us to generate, install, activate, and renew certificates for your sites automatically and for free – right from your site’s Flywheel dashboard!

Click here to learn how to install Simple SSL on your Flywheel site, and if you have other questions about Simple SSL, be sure to check out our FAQ here!


Simple SSL cannot generate a wildcard certificate nor an OV/EV (Organization Validated/Extended Validation) certificate. If your site requires one of these special types of SSL certificate, you’ll still need to bring your own.

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