Re: [OM] Zone-10 website stuff

Subject: Re: [OM] Zone-10 website stuff
From: Chris Barker <ftog@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2018 17:40:57 +0000

Does SSL mean https?

Does it mean that I have to register with CloudFlare?

Krystal.co.uk <http://krystal.co.uk/> works well for my sites, but I suppose 
being the UK would add to the latency.


> On 4 Mar 2018, at 01:58, Ken Norton <ken@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'm adding the esif and manual stuff to the zone-10 website. HOWEVER,
> along with that, the time has come to go SSL on the website. I'll be
> upgrading the hosting service to a more expensive package (not that
> it's already getting up there in price) which includes SSL.
> It's past due and google is definitely punishing publishers who don't
> have secure websites. No ad revenue and no links. Grouse grouse
> grouse. Anyway, it is what it is.
> I don't know if the shift from a http to a https site will cause
> existing links and shortcuts to throw fits, but this shift will
> probably occur in a couple of weeks.
> One of my goals is to "review" the various OM bodies and lenses and
> get those indexed too. Now that my kit is, uh, rather robust, it's
> time to do it.
> Anyway, A thank you to the various benefactors who have supported me
> and zone-10 through the years with all things Olympus. It has been my
> pleasure to be able to give to this community in whatever way I can
> and through hosting the zone-10 website. This support of items from
> you guys has been greatly appreciated and gives my wife a little peace
> whenever she sees the renewal bill from Hostgator.
> On a totally related note, I've been comparing hosting companies and
> have experienced HORRIBLE and TOTALLY HORRIBLE along with "Yup same
> thing, different brand" and still find Hostgator to be one of the best
> deals around. The site uptime has been excellent and every problem
> I've had has been resolved in a timely manner (mostly). When comparing
> apples to apples, the price is about the same as other discount
> places. Every year, I do my due diligence and look to save a buck, but
> keep staying with Hostgator. For one thing, it's important to stay out
> of the aws.amazon cloud because of hacker issues. So, until that's
> resolved, I'm staying away.
> If any of you have a better solution than Hostgator, I'll definitely
> pay attention.

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