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How to make my site secure (No SSL)?

Hi! I installed Debian 11 on my Digital Ocean droplet. I updated my DNS (Google Domains) to point to Digital Ocean. I installed apache2 and setup virtual hosts for my site (I run 2 different domains from there). My sites load fine, but the problem is all web browsers I use tell me the sites are not secure and that SSL is not enables (https). I have no idea how to setup and configure SSL. Is this something I must do in Debian? Or is it something I do through the Digital Ocean control panel? Do I have to pay more money to get this working? Can someone tell me precisely how to setup SSL and configure it in Debian? Here are my 2 sites: www.jesujuva.org www.hyperyoda.org I would like both sites to be sure and use SSL.


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Hi there,

You could use Let’s Encrypt to generate a free SSL certificate for your domain name.

You can follow this step-by-step tutorial on how to do that on Debian:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-secure-nginx-with-let-s-encrypt-on-debian-10

Best,

Bobby