Did you know Let’s Encrypt offers free SSL certificates *and* hosting providers like DreamHost will assist you in ssl-ifying your websites?
If you’re collecting any sort of user sign up information, Google requires your form to be behind an SSL backed site. I’ve been getting warning emails from Google due to some relatively ancient personal projects I’ve done and I decided to bite the bullet and go through the process. So far, I’ve gone as far as simply ordering the free SSL cert via Dreamhost. Once I’ve properly setup my domains, the next step would be using .htacess to get all pages to load with https. *crossing fingers*
In my next post, I’d like to muse about passion projects and when to put things to pasture. 🙂