You’re right. I’ve tried to avoid SSL/TLS so far as I think it’s going to open up a can of worms. Consider:
- Where you purchase a certificate (it’s different with every supplier and I only ever buy mine from RapidSSL because I’m used to it)
- How to install a certificate on your server (this is kind of easy, but will vary on the type of certificate you purchase)
- I only get to show me purchasing a certificate once (will cost a fortune to keep demonstrating this)
I’ve only ever used Let’s Encrypt twice. I think it was for a Wordpress site that ended up being migrated to SiteGround who ended up setting it up. And I’ve also used it on this forum, but that was installed as part of a complex script via Docker that is completely automated by this app. The other 20+ times have been with RapidSSL. I’m no wiser today what the catch is for a free certificate. If you know of a side-by-side table, please let me know. I don’t imagine it would be something I use on an Enterprise level project - Which is what I primarily work with.
This is one of the reasons why you only ever hear me talk about DigitalOcean, Nexcess, Ubuntu and Apache. As these are big variables that I can kind of control. And that way the entire community are working from the same sheet (so to speak). So when someone runs into an issue, there’s a strong chance that someone else can relate to the issue and help out.
Also, topics like these kind of overreach my target content/audience. Having said that… Let me do some research and consider what you’ve suggested. Afterall, it is a real-world problem that would need addressing. For this to work, I’d have to lay down some strict variables including making it only applicable to anyone who’s followed one of my Magento install videos and has the same setup. In my head, the only people that deviate from that tutorial sort-of know what they’re doing anyway and are able to adapt.
My camera arrives tomorrow - Hopefully, you’ll see a difference after what it cost…