CloudFlare a href=”http://blog.cloudflare.com/introducing-universal-ssl/”>announced on their blog today that they have started offering free SSL to all of their customers, both free and paid. There’s a lot of detail in that post, but the roll-out promises to be quick for everyone, within twenty-four hours. This is clourFlare’s contribution to a completely secure web. They’re hoping that their example will influence other providers to start offering SSL for free. We’ll see how this develops and what kind of influence CloudFlare has on the hosting/CDN industries. I’m completely in favor of a secure web and am glad that CloudFlare is making SSL accessible to a lot more people who might otherwise avoid it due to cost and/or difficulty in setting it up. This wouldn’t have happened if Google weren’t behind the SSL push. I can’t help but think of what could happen if Google got behind accessibility in a serious way like they are with SSL.