SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer, is a technology that creates an encrypted connection between clients and the server. This is necessary if we want to ensure that the data transferred to our server is encrypted; this includes data such as credit card information.
Setting up SSL can be painful because it requires some command-line knowledge. We like to buy our SSL certificates from https://www.namecheap.com/ because they are cheap and they get the job done.
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Now click Activate Now and leave the window open:
Next, open up a terminal at your project directory, and create a
/.csr directory by running:
mkdir .csr cd .csr...