How can i active SSL using cloudflare

I’m new to Cloudflare and eager to secure my website with SSL. Can anyone give me a simple step-by-step guide on how to activate SSL using Cloudflare? I want to ensure my visitors’ data is safe. Thanks a bunch! :blush:

To activate SSL with Cloudflare, please follow these steps:

  1. Make sure your site is already on SSL before you add Cloudflare. Your hosting provider can assist you with this.
  2. After your site is secure, visit and sign in to your account.
  3. Select the appropriate domain.
  4. Navigate to the “SSL/TLS” menu.
  5. Under the “Overview” tab, set SSL to “Full” or “Full (Strict)”.

Remember that you also may need to install a Cloudflare Origin Certificate on your origin server. If your hosting provider won’t provide a certificate, Cloudflare does offer free SSL certificates for domains running through it.

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Just to follow-up on what @cloonan wrote, you should always select Full Strict. The legacy Full would still not provide proper encryption.


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