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Impending Chrome SSL certificate issue


#1

Many Thawte, VeriSign, Equifax, GeoTrust, and RapidSSL SSL website certs are being deprecated by Chrome from mid September. I recommend you check yours isn’t one of them. More details on my blog:


#2

If you need a reliable and free certificate provider take a look at https://letsencrypt.org


#3

LetsEncrypt seems like a great choice if you have a VPS. It may not be an option on shared hosting though.


#4

We provide the ability to get LE certs through DNSimple without needing to install an LE-capable server or management system locally. You do have to update the certificate every 90 days though.


#5

We have automated renewals of our Let’s Encrypt certificates since last year.

Just one more thing not to worry about :slight_smile:


#6

I think most of the shared hosting providers offer Lets Encrypt as an automatically renewed option now. Dreamhost has it as a free option through their control panel, and FutureQuest offers it as well. (I suppose not all the shared hosting providers have implemented it yet though.)


#7

VPSs are at $5/mo. Maybe it is time to abandon the shared hosting?


#8

I am in the process. Trying to set up Apache, the right version of PHP, import the SQL databases, set up sub-domains, set the certificates etc is pretty tedious though. I am planning to have another push on it this week…


#10

If you don’t mind spending a few bucks, you can get all of that set up for under $100 on Upwork.


#11

It is fairly key to my business, so I probably need to learn how to do it myself. Also I am wary about giving the passwords to my existing to server to a random person off Upwork.