The last two weeks where, well let’s call it interesting. As you may have read in the previous blog post, the whole site got an overhaul. However that was all cosmetics. Next on the list was to finally install and configure the SSL certificates to move away from the old HTTP protocol and into the more secure HTTPS. To make use of the free “Let’s encrypt” SSL certificate the webhosting should be with the same company as which is taking care of the DNS entries. And there the crap part-2 started.
The DNS of the website was managed by TransIP and I was very happy with their systems and support. The hosting however was with a different company, Pcextreme. So I had to choose; Either move the DNS to Pcextreme or the hosting to TransIP. This wasn’t actually a difficult decision. Like I said I was very happy with TransIP, however Pcextreme has not been very active for their dynamic hosting clients nor infrastructure. It appears their businessmodel moved more and more onto their Aurora systems. They where cheap, good and innovative back in the days, but it slowly came to an end (hosting-wise).
So I decided to move the Hosting to the same company TransIP. I believe all went fine, without to much downtime. And mission accomplished, the website is now using HTTPS as you can see in the address bar of your browser. So HOORAY!
Again, if you see some issues, please let me know. Now, I can finally go back to filling the last blanks and pages, hopefully done anytime soon now.
Secondly, some nice developments on the [DiY] Home (Personal AI) Assistant project happened, but more on that in the next few days. Teaser: The Orbital case – Titanium white is on it’s way!