Posted On: Monday - January 4th 2021 8:31PM MST
In Topics:   Websites
OK, we've been throught this saga here at Peak Stupidity before, 3 months back. It's a Secure Sockets Layer thing.. you wouldn't wanna understand, honestly*.
The reason I am a tad worried is that 2 months ago I ran into problems with this SSL deally because I apparently had never "installed" the certificate in October correctly, having not completed the very last step per the helpful dude at our hosting outfit. He did it for me, but I did not ever get what I'd missed.
Now, I'm back to that step, having followed my notes and even added a bit more for next time. (I am using free SSL certificates** from the pretty helpful ZeroSSL site that are good for 3 months. Oh, and I have to keep downloading a new trial version of WinZip each time too, haha.)
I wrote "installed" in quotes, because the terminology is the problem here. Things get downloaded - I get that. After that I can't tell the difference between "installed", "active" and other terms like that, because none of these represent any reality to me. What this reminds me of is a long time ago being told that our company was going to "port" the database from SQLserver to Oracle. OK?? Was there a big cable that they woud just hook up to one server and the other and open a valve, OK, a gang of switches? That's what I envisioned because, damn, how the hell to you get "port" from "change over the code"? The computer folks do a lot of this misuse of wording, and I think they like taking terms from the engineering world.
OK, whatever, but I am NOT SURE that this site will work the day after tomorrow yet, because I have not done any new steps. Per the instructions, I'm finished. I will put a call into my homey over there at Maggie's Server Farm and hopefully get this straight.
It the site is down on Wednesday, you may be relieved to know it's not the Deep State or Zuckerburg that done it. I only wish Peak Stupidity was big enough to have these types hate our guts. Hell, we can't even get on the $PLC Hate List! Who do you have to know on this internet, anyway?
* No, really, I had a number of commenters with great suggestions last time, and even the unanswered one of "do I really need this crap?" I swear the site wasn't going to work without it before, but I'm just going with the flow now on this.
** Free, yeah, it ain't like they are anything real or something, so I don't feel at all a cheapskate about it.