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I too have this problem. I do not want to spend $38 each month for my site that doesn't need to really be encrypted but needs to for Google's sake so it doesn't come up as insecure. Other providers don't charge as much as sonic for this but I've been with sonic for decades, since their beginning, and would hate to leave. Sonic needs to offer SSL certs or their custom hosting package for less! This is ridiculous and not a way to treat loyal customers.
Hosting https in addition to http cannot possibly cost Sonic anywhere near $38 per month per site. Web security is important to everyone surfing the web, even an amateur writer's Wordpress site. I'm already paying for fast fiber, web hosting, and domain name hosting. What happened to Sonic's dedication to Internet security?
am in the same boat as the others (above). Indeed, since it is alleged that Google will not consider a site without HTTPS, it is absolutely essential. I have fice sites hosted by Sonic and the increase in cost would be impossible. There must be a better solution.PS I cannot read your damnable confirmation codes!!
So what the heck's going on with this? I had a long talk with tech support yesterday who told me all I had to do was to get a 3rd party certificate and send details to Sonic and they'd enable it for no extra cost. Being new to this I didn't know exactly what questions to ask and the tech wasn't an expert.
They didn't tell me it would cost 3.5 times as much for an account to have the privilege of manually updating SSL certificates every 3 months. What???
I know Sonic is pouring all its energy into fiber (for some) and DSL (for most) but web accounts have been part of its brand for decades (I own many of them). I was surprised when suddenly all my websites came up as "not secure." I can't afford a couple hundred dollars a month to fix this.
Please set up value and basic hosting to accept Let's Encrypt or other free/low-cost SSL certificates with automatic renewal. Dozens of hosting sites do this as part of their service. I would be fine with paying a small one-time fee each time this was set up (say $5-10).
Honestly, I may have to bail on Sonic even though I've been a customer for almost 20 years. Between this and now you won't even allow automated upgrades of Wordpress anymore (no, I do not want to research manual database upgrades for a couple hours then repeat it every few months...why is this no longer being done automatically?). What is going on? Please respond.
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