Google will soon give higher search rankings to sites with SSL engaged (‘https://mydomain.com’) versus those that do not (‘http://mydomain.com’). So I figure I have to deal with what seems to be, for me, a ‘cosmetic’ issue. Here’s why.
My main site, with two add-ons, are entirely simple-minded. Like, at most, three pages each. The main is a Wordpress blog (comments disabled) with an ‘About’, a ‘CC/Acknowledgment’, and a currently inactive form run through jotform.com.
One add-on is an oil-painting gallery with two jquery pages, an About, and a jotform.com Contact.
FWIW, all three have 400, 401, 403, 404, and 500 pages. And all three have validated HTML5 and CSS3 which is sparse to the point of being ■■■■.
I know I likely don’t need https, but like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives. How do I do it? I see that comodo offers SSL certificates for (what for me are) a relatively stiff price. (At least insofar as the simplicity of my sites is concerned—and we’re not among the rich and famous!) I have also seen some “resellers” offering “comodo protection” for as little as $10 per year! What’s up? Will a simpler solution likely suffice for us?