This is so damn frustrating. I’ve read the letsencrypt doc about GoDaddy. They’ve provided certs for decades, at a price comparable to what is now charged by ZeroSSL (at least, if you need only need one), and I totally disagree with the doc’s statement, " it’s currently very difficult to install a Let’s Encrypt certificate."
No, it’s not difficult at all. It takes 5 minutes once you’ve made yourself a crib sheet (just noting what you did last time). Upload two verification text files, then when done, go to CPanel and paste the contents of two text files. Duh. If GoDaddy is difficult, it’s just the process of navigating GoDaddy to CPanel and identifying which security icon to click. Again, do it once, and it’s a no-brainer every 60 or 89 days. What IS difficult is finding how to renew a cert manually at LetsEncrypt, now that Zero-SSL limits us to three. (Granted, either is fine with me; I used to HAVE to use LetsEncrypt. But there’s a bug at Zero-SSL that makes it think my renewal of two certs is more than three and will not even remove from the “expired” list the one renewed cert that it did allow. Thus my return to LetsEncrypt.)
Except, I STILL cannot find my way to the manual Letsencrypt.org interface (the purple page.)
I see no security or overhead issue with manually renewing a cert, and since I’m not paying them, it’s not a profit thing. Advertising? Partnership rebates? All I can figure is it’s management’s pride, arrogance and/or prejudice. God save us from overly righteous techies. They say, “We think automated renewals are a very important part of using certificates.” Well, WE think that a 5-10 minute job beats an hour of research and bug identification every time, and doing business with the vendor of my choice is an even more important part of using anything.