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So I just baught a new domain and single domain linux hosting from bigrock and I checked in hosting thet have a ssl folder in root directory. This folder has following contents in it. I haven't baught SSL certificate from them

/ssl/
/ssl/certs/<filename>.crt
/ssl/csrs/
/ssl/keys/<filename>.key
/ssl/ssl.db
/ssl/ssl.db.cache


I am new to SSL but since I have .cer and .key files I wants to know if I can use them to implement SSL in my domain?

If your answer is a "YES" then how can I do that?

If "NO" then is there any free SSL certificate issuing authority? Please let me know

In both the cases I want to implement SSL on my site.

What I have tried:

Well I did some study but I am unable to understand what exactly they are telling. A few of them start telling about some linux commands to implement openssl and some configration in nginx or apache server.

I am not looking anything like that. I simply purchased hosting and domain and implemented a wordpress site in that and now I wants to implement a free SSL (If possible)

During my search I came to know that Let's Encrypt[^] provides some free certifications but I am unable to understand How?

Please share some noob guide if you have one.
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Updated 2-Jan-18 4:06am
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Richard MacCutchan 2-Jan-18 9:46am
   
Ask the people that you bought the domain from.
Hitesh Rohilla 4-Jan-18 7:18am
   
Well, I thought about that but those people sell SSL also so I don't think they gona tell me how to use free one. Anyways, I will give it a try. Thanks :)

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