This Tuesday a great idea came to me and I was so sure that it could be a great business, at least a great project I would love to devote my time. So I did the most important first step that I always did for my business or side project: securing a domain.
If you register a domain name on Gandi.net, you’ll get a free Standard SSL certificate from them for a year. The best part is you don’t have to apply for the SSL certificate right away, you can apply it anytime during the first year of your domain name registration.
So yesterday when I realized 1fix.io (which is registered with them) will be renewed in about a month, it just came to me I haven’t got a SSL certificate for my site, and now it’s about time.
The process is easy, you just log into your Gandi account, purchase a Standard SSL certificate, when checkout, the amount will be discounted to 0 if you haven’t purchased one for your domain. That means the first year (starts from the day you purchase the SSL, not the domain) will be free, and $16 per year thereafter.
Basically I followed all steps from Julien’s post: Nginx #1: Set up Gandi Standard SSL Certificate, even I was pretty sure that I got everything right, I still can’t get the SSL work with Firefox, it took me hours to find the solution.