As more and more small and medium teams are becoming aware of the manipulative practices applied from big tech, the need for hassle-free and reliable open source services is becoming increasingly important. That’s where small-by-design teams like ours comes in. Our aim is to offer hassle-free digital infrastructure to make it easy for SMEs to move away from big tech. We want to focus on making sure everything works at a technical level so that you can focus on what you and your organization goals. One of the crucial elements of digital infrastructure is managing SSL certificates. In a world, where digital security is of utmost importance, SSL certificates have become a necessity for teams of all sizes. But what exactly is an SSL certificate?
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, which is a security protocol that ensures that any data that is exchanged between a web server and a web browser is encrypted and protected. In simple terms, SSL is a digital certificate that verifies the identity of a website and encrypts all data exchanged between the website and the browser.
Why are SSL certs important?
SSL certificates are essential for several reasons. Firstly, they encrypt sensitive data such as passwords, credit card numbers, and other personal information, making it very hard (almost impossible) for hackers to steal this data. Secondly, SSL certificates provide authentication, ensuring that the website or open source hosted service your team members are interacting with is legitimate and not a fake website set up to steal their information.
Managing TLS/SSL certs for you, so you don’t have to
At Cloud68.co, we take SSL cert management seriously, and we deploy all our instances with SSL certifications from the amazing folks at Let’s Encrypt. Let’s Encrypt is a non-profit Certificate Authority that provides SSL/TLS certificates for free. The team behind the proejct aims to make it easy for website and platform owners to secure their infrastructure by providing free SSL certificates that are just as secure as the paid ones. Our team offers SSL certs with Let’s Encrypt for all the platforms that we use. Whether you’re hosting your Nextcloud instance on our infrastructure or using our managed WordPress hosting service, we provide SSL certificates for all the platforms. With this approach, we make sure that your SSL certificates are always renewed, so that you don’t spend time on the technical parts of your infrastructure and focus on your project more. You can find details about how we handle your SSL certs in our documentation pages at this page: docs.cloud68.co/books/ssl-certificates.
Why did we choose Let’s Encrypt?
Let’s Encrypt is the ideal choice for several reasons. Firstly, their certificates are free, which makes it a great choise for small and medium teams to secure their websites without having to worry about the cost of SSL certificates. Secondly, Let’s Encrypt is automated, which means that their certificates can be easily installed and renewed without the least manual intervention. This makes it easy for website owners to maintain their SSL certificates and keep their websites secure. And most important, their ethics align with our mission. These are only some of the reasons that all the instances we deploy are proudly using a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate.
Interested in learning more about our approach on SSL certs? Contact our team via email or schedule a call.