How to request a Let’s Encrypt certificate for your website

Our new generation of edge routers not only speeds up your content delivery by way of 10 Gbit/s uplinks and HTTP/2, they also allow you to secure your web traffic free of charge with TLS certificates from Let’s Encrypt. freistilbox allows you to quickly set up TLS encryption in a few simple steps.

Step 1: Set up DNS

Before it issues a certificate for you, the Let’s Encrypt system will first to talk to freistilbox to validate your domain. That’s why DNS for your domain(s) needs to point to freistilbox before you request a certificate. Check out our DNS setup documentation for the details.

Step 2: Enable TLS

When you can reach your website on freistilbox, DNS has been set up correctly. Now simply click the Enable button for Let’s Encrypt and after a few minutes, you’ll be able to reach your website via TLS (https://…). That’s all!

Let’s Encrypt TLS certificates are valid for 90 days. freistilbox will renew your certificate automatically as soon as it enters the last 30 days of its lifetime.

NOTICE If the freistilbox dashboard says that Let’s Encrypt is not available, the cause is probably that the edge router serving your website traffic doesn’t yet support Let’s Encrypt TLS. In this case, please contact our DevOps support and one of our engineers will coordinate the necessary changes with you.


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