When I was visiting a friend’s webblog some days ago I realized he was using a valid ssl certificate. My first thought was: How did he get the cert, I want one for my site!
With that in mind I searched the web to get some more information about certificates for free. The solution is you can get class 1 ssl certs validated for one year for private use. It allows you to secure the root domain and one subdomain of your choise.
I want to show you how easy it is to get one of these from StartSSL and how you set up apache to secure the communication with your site.