Free Certs are Complicated and Costly
Free Internet is Gone. IETF has made a nightmare out of our free internet. I use Comodo Free certs with my blogs on Bluehost. It stinks! My sites have been down for almost a month resolving this issue.
Really they weren’t down, but because my certs weren’t current the new browsers blocked traffic from seeing them. In the last 6 month while using Comodo certs, my site have been down more than anytime over the last 10 years. Every three month I have to go through a renewal process for all 10 of hosted websites. While the renew is occurring, my sites are down. Nothing free about it. Hours of wasted time. Another IETF nightmare ruling or inability to control!!! From what I can see as a webmaster, rulings made by IETF are not to maintain a free internet. but product catered to Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Twitter and hosting companies. They are making the cost of free internet so high and complicated that only the rich can build on it. And there is no compensation from the companies mentioned above using our data and information to literally control our thoughts and how we use the internet. In fact the companies above have attempted to manipulate our elections and are still trying to take down a sitting President. They say one thing politically and lie to our faces doing another thing.
Not all free certs are the same, Lets encrypt works fine for me. No problems after using it for a year. Hope to move all my sites to them in the future when I can afford it. Like I said no free internet.
We know how filtering is done against religious beliefs and political beliefs and our government is complicit in this by doing nothing. The internet needs over site, not by other companies but by governments that represent us and our values. Our freedoms in America are not freedoms in China or other 3 block countries. The internet is not a cum-bi-ya station for the world. It is an asset built by American for American. An American asset that need to be brought under control by our laws, but not at the cost of Americans who built it. Our nation, not the world, has been built on the free exchange of Ideas among Americans. I am not saying other can’t participate in the exchange.But not at the cost of shutting out Americans. Today the internet is building a class system never seen before. Includes the PC correct crowd only and filters out the rest.
I am retired these days with 11 sites and for the past 6 months I have tried using these certs and have had many problems. My sites on bluehost that used free cert were down up to 2 weeks because cert expired. Bluehost told me this would occur every 90 days and would auto update. Not one auto updated. They all failed except the paid cert I got hosting that can only be used on the Primary Domain. 9 domains went down at different times. I also found out you must have a junk email address of admin@domain on every site. Could not be any other email account name. None of this was told to me when I setup these free certs.
So this site and most all other will be moving to danwillies own hosting using Letsencrypt. I have had no problem with except one file update. There auto update works fine. So if you are looking for secure hosting Turnkeylinux.org is the place to go and You can have site running non-ssl in twenty minutes and after an update to SSL Letsencrypt PDF file (see forum) you can be running SSL site once domain name and IP is set. I also tested this Dynamic DSL with subdomains. Worked fine.
Today hosting companies are trying to get money for every thing under the sun and if you aren’t careful they will take your client and kick you out of the picture.
We need tools that balance internet usage and allows for freedom of speech.
- First and foremost a free unfiltered and untraceable search engine.
- A browser open to all content. No filtering except for harmful content.
- Guideline even laws by American for Americans that protect Americans and hold to American values. Not IETF.
- Balanced cost of usage. Security ought to be paid for by companies listed above.
- We need to elect people who are savvy to what an internet is. Lots of brain dead people in Congress.
- I had this site on a PC using VM and WordPress Turnkey Linux. I moved it to a dedicated server with Turnkey Linux and WordPress. Had to get host configured and came up in less than a day. Letsencrypt worked fine once correction noted in Forum at Turnkey Linux was done. (file update)Both TurnkeyLinux with WordPress and Letsencrypt performed perfect unlike Comodo and Bluehost!
See my tweet
— Dan Frantz (@DanFrantz) May 19, 2018