February 22nd 2023
TTGT points out that, these days, many sites offer free SSL cerificates for clients, but feels it's slower to get SSL certificates from cPanel's AutoSSL, and asks if it's the same for LetsEncrypt. He's also interested in comparing free and paid certificates - Paid certificates come with a warranty but do those make any difference if a site is hacked? The thread goes on to discuss whether paid SSLs are still needed, perhaps forgetting that they generally include more than free SSLs, like including domain ownership validation. What's your take? Are paid SSL certificates due to become a thing of the past, or do you have a strong reason to continue using them?
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A new member is running a VPS to host 2 WordPress based WooCommerce sites currently running on Apache web server. He was thinking of switching to NGINX as he's read it has better performance compared to Apache. He wonders if switching to NGINX would affect the website installations and will they continue to perform normally, or will there be problems that need resolving. He also asks what performance changes he could expect by switching to NGINX. Mentioned early in the discussion is Litespeed, which should improve performance whilst staying with Apache, especially if using its WordPress cache plugin. So it looks like we have 3 choices of configuration. Which do you have experience of and recommend?
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