I have always wanted to offer HTTPS on my blog. However, a traditional SSL certificate just costs too much for a simple personal blog like this. However, Let’s Encrypt has changed that.
So since it was announced in 2014 I have been waiting for it to be supported by my host provider unoeuro.com. I have a check from time to time if unoeuro.com had started offering Let’s Encrypt. Today I came across this blog post from unoeuro.com about them now supporting Let’s Encrypt.
So after paying a fee for enabling the ability to use HTTPS I tried to enable HTTPS with Let’s Encrypt but got an error. The error was telling me that https://ronn-bundgaard.dk and http://www.ronn-bundgaard.dk did not return HTTP code 200. Since the addresses worked just fine for me I opened a support ticket asking for help resolving the issue. 10 minutes later I got a response. They told me that because I was doing some redirects in my .htaccess file I had to temporarily disable it while enabling Let’s Encrypt. I did that and it worked. Awesome! Good support guys :).
To remove the confusion about whether or not the connection to this site is secure I have made it HTTPS only