Posted On: Thursday - October 8th 2020 6:50PM MST
In Topics:   Websites
In case that SSL makes your eyes roll back a bit, welcome to the party, pal! See the site note from yesterday, if you want to understand just a tad bit of what this was about.
Here's the main thing: If you are not computer savvy, and you clicked through the warning pages about insecurities and such, and made an "exception" for your browser, well, you're here, you've got nothing to worry about and never did. You shouldn't see that again, even on another browser/device. That last part is important, because site visits did go WAY DOWN to roughly 25% of normal.
That drop could mean that we have lots of new visitors daily, in addition to regulars, OR that these warnings do turn even frequent readers away. As I wrote before, that's totally understandable to me.
For the readers who ARE computer savvy, just so you know, I went with the free ones from zerossl. It was not about the money. Though my hosting company wanted 80 bucks a year, one can get these dealies for $7 yearly. Sure, but I'd rather just download without more C-card info being given. This causes me to have to go through the process every 90 days, but my phone does nice alarms at least, and I pasted in all the helpful links I needed and instructions for 3 months hence. Thanks to commenter Adam Smith for all of that.
I'll say this too: If you really don't know what is actually going on with this computer stuff, it is nerve-wracking to do something as supposedly as simple as this. Even with all the videos and written instruction, from various places, nothing worked as per instructions. Little steps are assumed by people who DO know what's what. When you hit a snag, there's no telling if you have to go to a new way. That's the nerve-wracking part: wondering if there will be one of these snags, where things no longer look like the video or instructions.
I had to use an amalgamation of different instructions and had a few "aha" moments and had no idea the final way would be successful till the very end. I suppose some reading by me would be the answer. I just don't know if I care enough to do more than just follow my saved successful instructions for next time. SSL? Whatever.