Do I need a load balancer for https and my site

Posted April 21, 2019 4.1k views
NginxFreeBSDLet's Encrypt

I have a single site running a single web server using Nginx. I want to use https for my site, using Let’s Encrypt. I went through the How to “How to Set Up Let’s Encrypt Certificates” found here. ( My question is do I need a Load Balancer? Is there a How to on setting up Nginx (on FreeBSD) to be https?

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I don’t believe you would need a load balancer based on the environment you have described. There is a tutorial by Mark Drake that is probably better suited to what you are trying to achieve, the link can be found below.

Happy encrypting.

thanks, asciant
This article helped me to understand!

Yes. Thank you very much. However, when I click on the link provide I get a page not found. This is where I found the tutorial you referred to.

There seems to be a prepending http:// to https://

by Mark Drake
In this tutorial, we will show you how to use Certbot to obtain a free SSL certificate and use it with FreeBSD server running Nginx. We will also show you how to automatically renew your SSL certificate.