Cloudflare offers SSL for all sites, but Cloudflare SSL only encrypts the connection from the visitor to Cloudflare. This article shows how to provide full, end-to-end encryption for the entire connection from the visitor to the server.
In order to complete the setup process correctly, Let’s Encrypt requires the domain to resolve to the server IP address. If the domain does not resolve to the server IP address, update the domain name servers to the designated A2 Hosting nameservers for your account. For more information about setting name servers, please see this article.
To verify the Let's Encrypt certificate has been issued for the domain, follow these steps:
If you are using the Paper Lantern theme, in the SECURITY section of the cPanel home page, click SSL/TLS Status:
To the right of the domain is a green lock symbol with the label AutoSSL Domain Validated. If the lock symbol is not green or does not appear, the certificate is not installed.
To sign up and configure Cloudflare for your domain, follow these steps:
On the next page, in the Enter your site text box, type your domain name, and then click :
On the next page, select a plan, and then click Continue. Cloudflare scans the domain's DNS records.
The Overview page appears. Click the SSL/TLS icon, and then click the Full or Full (strict) radio button on the SSL/TLS page:
To update the nameservers and verify the configuration, follow these steps:
Using Let's Encrypt with Cloudflare SSL is a great way to add security to a site quickly and at no cost. However, it may be more convenient to use a traditional CA-issued certificate. For a more complete discussion of the differences between Let's Encrypt and other SSL certificates, please see this article.
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