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SSL certificate for this site?

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 1:26 am
by storm
Hi Frank
Just wondering if you know about Google's plan to unlist, and in Google Chrome warn people about, sites they deem to be insecure. They have started to implement this from the beginning of this year. If a site doesn't have an SSL certificate (thus having a https address rather than a regular http address) they will deem the site to be insecure and warn potential users of this. Eventually they aren't going to list them in their search engine.
Cheers.

Re: SSL certificate for this site?

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 3:10 pm
by BigBlockMopar
I've upgraded a few of my sites to https. Doesn't cost anything nor does it take too much time.

On the other hand, figuring the kind of 'new-member action' this forum sees now while it can still be found... will the difference be really noticable with a secure connection? 8)

Re: SSL certificate for this site?

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 11:21 pm
by storm
Cost depends on where you are located, some can get it free others can't. I'm in the unfortunate position that I couldn't.

The forum isn't the only thing on this site. http://rasoenterprises.com/ is the "front page" to the site and it has links to an e-shop as well as the forum both being sub domains of rasoenterprises.com When it is all said and done rasoenterprises.com is a business for Frank and if it is delisted by Google, other search engines will follow suit, no one will be able to use it and Frank wont make anything from it.

Re: SSL certificate for this site?

Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 2:45 pm
by BigBlockMopar
LetsEncrypt.org provides free certificates for anyone who wants their site on https.
Ofcourse, installing one could cost something if you don't have access to your own domainname(s).

Re: SSL certificate for this site?

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:54 pm
by BigBlockMopar
LetsEncrypt.org also supports subdomains for awhile now.

Re: SSL certificate for this site?

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:45 am
by storm
I have my own webserver now and use webmin/virtualmin to control it. Virtualmin is able to get a certificate from letsencrypt and make sure it is up to date.

Re: SSL certificate for this site?

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:58 pm
by BigBlockMopar
I too have Webmin running, but only on my 2nd Nameserver, and have DirectAdmin on my main-server.
In DirectAdmin it is a breeze to install a certificate. Takes about 12.2 seconds 8)

Re: SSL certificate for this site?

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:51 am
by storm
I noticed a couple of days ago that the site is now https and that you have setup a redirect from http links to https. That makes it a smooth change for visitors to your site Frank :)

Re: SSL certificate for this site?

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:09 am
by Frank
Thanks! There were some challenges moving to a new web host but I think I've got most of those issues sorted out now.