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Decrease the cost of HTTPS hosting?

With the ongoing industry push to "deprecate" HTTP in favor of HTTPS, as exemplified by the changes coming to Google Chrome in July of 2018 (see link), would GoDaddy consider making HTTPS more affordable to its customers?  As things stand, you have one of the highest costs for Certificates and HTTPS support among the most popular hosting providers.

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-chrome-to-mark-all-http-sites-not-secure-startin...

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Helper II
Helper II

Re: Decrease the cost of HTTPS hosting?

 Hi, @DaveInNH

 

  Humm you might be onto some thing here.

 

 

                                          SSL will become the standard. 

 

  https://wptavern.com/wpweekly-episode-308-wildcard-ssl-certificates-for-all

 

     

 

  

 

  

Helper I

Re: Decrease the cost of HTTPS hosting?

Don't pay for SSL. You can obtain it for FREE and install it yourself in GoDaddy.

Below, I've explained how I did that and I hope you find it useful. Please note, I have a shared deluxe hosting package so you may not have the option to manage SSL certificates if you're on a different hosting package.

 

http://bit.ly/2oM9KjG

 

Good luck!

Jass

Re: Decrease the cost of HTTPS hosting?

Good tip. I have the basic shared hosting plan. Does anyone with the same plan know if this ability is available, and if so where to find the instructions on managing certificates?
Helper I

Re: Decrease the cost of HTTPS hosting?

I would say ask GoDaddy support to enable it for you. I don't see why you won't be allowed to manage SSL's. It'll be unfair if you have to pay extra to have that feature enabled.

Helper II
Helper II

Re: Decrease the cost of HTTPS hosting?

Hi all, here in this tread,

 

   @jassv

 

 Can you un track your link so I can click it.

 

 I just make it a real habit not to click on some link tracking me.

 

    It is not that I do not trust you,  its,  just hiding the link I am going to.

 

 I like to know ahead of time what website I will visit.

 

     And for @DaveInNH  Here is a link you will find certs 

look I am not even going to track it.  https://wptavern.com/lets-encrypt-wildcard-certificates-are-now-available

 

 Albert 

 

 

 

Re: Decrease the cost of HTTPS hosting?

Hi Albert,

Thanks for the link. I’m aware of the Let’s Encrypt CA service. It seems to be well respected. I know that DreamHost uses Let’s Encrypt for SSL / TLS / HTTPS, and doesn’t charge anything extra (Let’s Encrypt is a free service). One question would be whether GoDaddy supports the ACME protocol. Do official support staff read the community forum, or do I need to open a formal support ticket?
Helper I

Re: Decrease the cost of HTTPS hosting?

Hi Albert,

Sure, here's the full URL:

https://www.jassv.com/google/how-to-setup-ssl-for-your-website-for-free/

Thanks,

Jass

Helper II
Helper II

Re: Decrease the cost of HTTPS hosting?

@DaveInNH

 

 Yes the Godaddy Staff often look at these postings,  especially this type.

 

 Just give it awhile,  and I'm so sure that a Staffer will come Kudo you,  letting you know they been here.

 

Albert 

P.S @jassv    Thanks buddy for the link your awesome!

 

Re: Decrease the cost of HTTPS hosting?

I pretty sure you need Deluxe but I could be wrong. You def need their hosting at least. I've tried many other options.

Re: Decrease the cost of HTTPS hosting?

I received an automated reminder from the community forum system to review this thread to see if my issue was answered.  No, it has not.  Of course, this isn't a technical issue, it's a business issue.  AFAICT, there has been no response from GoDaddy support staff, but the issue may simply be outside their scope of authority.

 

My argument is this: if use of HTTPS is going to become the defacto mandatory to deploy standard for the Internet, then *any* web hosting service offering which does not include it is fundamentally defective.  A number of competitors offer free HTTPS and free Let's Encrypt Certificates as part of their base packages.  When HTTPS was primarily for e-commerce, it made sense to make it optional, for a significant optional cost.  What I read tells me that's not the right use case model, going forward.  My desire is that Go Daddy will offer HTTPS (possibly using Let's Encrypt Certificates ) as a no-cost part of their basic web hosting packages, in response to changing market conditions.

This paradigm shift can, of course, be viewed as a windfall source of added revenue, as the base package users react to the industry trend, lead by Google and other large players, to keep their simple web sites from being marked as "unsafe".  I think that's very short sighted, from a customer satisfaction perspective.  I find it hard to believe that GoDaddy is unaware of what's going on here.  Perhaps I need to call customer service during normal hours and have a conversation about my concerns.