BSIT220 - Week 7 Posting - Let's Encrypt the Internet!

In this week's post I bring to you a website called "Let's Encrypt" which is "a non-profit certificate authority run by Internet Security Research Group that provides X.509 certificates for Transport Layer Security encryption at no charge." (Wikipedia, 2023)

According to their FAQ, "The mission for the organization is to create a more secure and privacy-respecting World-Wide Web by promoting the widespread adoption of HTTPS." (FAQ 2022)

These people will give you a free SSL/TLS server certificate that you can use to secure your site communications for 90-days, and a mechanism for the automatic renewal of your free certificate. It's totally legit and according to Wikipedia, "As of September 2022, Let's Encrypt reports having issued 234 million active (unexpired) certificates." (Wikipedia 2023) 

The service is free, and gets along great with Linux server, which is good since " Linux is used to power 96.3% of the world's top web servers." (Elad, 2023)

Wikipedia. (2023). Let’s Encrypt. Wikipedia. 

FAQ. Let’s Encrypt. (2022, Sep 28).

Elad, B. (2023, September 13). Linux statistics 2023 by market share and usage data. Enterprise Apps Today.