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I’m not sure if the information above would really help at this stage, because I am just after some independent advice.
I’ve recently had a company build me a new website and of course with Google’s announcement of marking unsecured websites the conversation turned to SSL Certificates.
I’ve always considered SSL certificates as a bit of a wrought and that’s why I’m here. I let my web designer know that I’m interested in Let’s Encrypt and while they consider it doable, they believe an hour’s worth of their time is required to achieve it.
Here is a transcript of their message to me:
There is no lets encrypt feature in the CMS. It’s actually harder for us to manage a lets encrypt setup than a certificate install. Because you can’t manually do lets encrypt there is an API to manage and keep running.
I’m happy to look at a lets encrypt setup for you which would mean you don’t have ongoing yearly costs. However it’s 1 hour to get it going. But you’re then connected and running for free.
Let me know if you’d like to go ahead with that. Alternatively we do it the traditional way of buying a cert, and a static IP and renew it yearly.
My questions therefore are:
- What duration does a Let’s Encrypt certificate last for?
- Is it likely I will require my providers assistance to renew if necessary?
- Do I need a static IP with Let’s Encrypt?
- Anything else that looks out of place?