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. (https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/networking/load-balancers/how-to/lets-encrypt/). 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.

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-secure-nginx-letsencrypt-freebsd

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.
how-to-secure-nginx-letsencrypt-freebsd

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.
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