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.
Humm you might be onto some thing here.
SSL will become the standard.
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.
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.
Hi all, here in this tread,
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
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.