Domain transfer from GoDaddy to be able to use Let's Encrypt?

My domain is:

My web server is (include version): My blog runs on google blogspot using a custom domain purchased using GoDaddy

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): google blogspot :-?

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: GoDaddy

I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don't know): No

I'm using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel): I guess No

Hi Let's Encrypt,
My blogspot blog runs on and GoDaddy the hosting provider. Given that GoDaddy's support for Lets Encrypt is very limited, I decided to transfer my domain to a different hosting provider which has better integration with Let's Encrypt .
I was wondering which hosting provider should I transfer my domain to, to be able to use Let's Encrypt easily. Let's say someone who does not know nitty gritty of maintaining certificate.
Please recommend.

Tarun K

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EFF maintains a list of hosting providers with data on Let's Encrypt support:

Note that it is possible to get Let's Encrypt certs with GoDaddy, our fellow Community regular @griffin has written a client, but it's still in beta testing I believe. Perhaps he could help you out.


Welcome to the Let's Encrypt Community, Tarun :slightly_smiling_face:

I am in the final stages of releasing CertSage (my ACME client) to the public. It was specifically designed with GoDaddy cPanel users in mind. If you wish to try it out immediately (it's free), just let me know.

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Thanks Osiris and Griffin.
@griffin, I am more than happy to test it. I suppose it gets us rid of updating certificate manually each time in 90 days :slight_smile:
By the way are there any known issues with beta version which may leave site https less?
Looking fwd.

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Just so you know, CertSage does not natively support autorenewal as doing so would require integrating it with cPanel or your webserver configuration. It is simply intended to be a dead easy and reliable means of acquiring your certificate. The certificate acquisition process is so simple that even if you manually install your certificate and private key into cPanel at each renewal, it should take under 2 minutes to renew. If you do happen to point the certificate filename and private key filename outputs to where your webserver expects to find them, the renewal process might take as little as 20 seconds.

All right @griffin , where do I grab the client and usage instructions? :slight_smile:

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Can't you use and rewrite at master · acmesh-official/ · GitHub for that purpose?

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Possibly. I wanted to keep the initial release as straightforward as possible though. Definitely something to look into going forward though.

I have sent you a private message with detailed instructions. :blush:

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You wanted to keep the initial release as complicated as possible, do I read this correctly? :grimacing:

Also, everything automated does keep things simple :wink:

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Typo fixed. :smile:

Yeah, that's part of why GoDaddy doesn't offer AutoSSL. I didn't want my initial release to be too limited though, so I kept it "webroot" and "certonly".

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For sake of others who may wander in this area :smiley:
I decided to transfer domain to Squarespace for its support with Let's Encrypt. Bye bye GoDaddy.

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Just came back to say that I am "https fied", Thanks to Let's Encrypt :smiley:


Well done!

:clap: :partying_face:

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