Day 23 of SEO Hero Challenge 8th December 2016

You can stick your automation where the sun don’t shine

What a thoroughly frustrating morning and just because an automated system is helping us !!!!

I moved one of my sites to a new host this morning.

This is a host that used to be great, but like all small good hosts seem to do eventually, they sold out to one of the bigger boys.

This host uses cPanel who now use Lets Enrypt.

A couple of months ago I noticed some strange directories had been added to my domain, looked in to it and found that my host had enabled Let’s Encrypt by default.

Having Let’s Encrypt enabled may be a good thing but it would have bee good had they let us now rather than me finding out by finding a mystery .well-known directory and then finding the site was working on both http and https

Anyway, I sorted that little fiasco out and set my redirects to https

Jump forward to today, I add a new domain to the hosting, go and change nameservers, take daughter to college, come back and find the new site is automatically redirecting to the https but throwing a certificate error.

Apparently it takes 24 hours before the new domain is added to the certificate and I have no way of manually running the AutoSSL 🙁

Whatever happened to the, just change the nameservers, wait 10 minutes and site is live days 🙁

Finally the site goes live

After over 6 hours the site finally went live.
I can’t understand the reasoning of the host that sets the domain to https by default but then has no way of manually running autoSSL

Sat there for 6 hours with the site redirecting to https and then throwing an error about a certificate, and no way of setting the certificate 🙁

I finally gave up with their ticket support and phoned them.

I think he gathered by tone of voice I was a bit pissed off as he went and manually installed the certificate for me 🙂

Another bottle of Christmas Port

After a day like today I’m tempted to get another bottle of Christmas Port out.

No SEO Hero stuff today unless the Port gives me a bit of inspiration 😉

Beware of late night ramblings #~~#’#@+