Earlier this year colin.org was red-flagged for not being secure.

I’ve been running colin.org for 25 years as a portfolio site displaying my previous projects. Security was never an issue in the past.

But times change and these days you need an SSL certificate.

My internet service provider was GoDaddy. They said they could add a website security certificate for another $100/year when my service plan renewed.

As long as I was updating things, I decided I might as well revamp my site in WordPress to make it smart-phone aware.

I hadn’t posted to my site since January 2020 due to the Pandemic. I discovered that there had been about ten dog years of Silicon Valley advancement since then.

The latest version of WordPress would not run on my  GoDaddy server because the server was running an outdated version of the PHP programming language.

GoDaddy said I’d have to upgrade to a higher-priced plan to get the up-to-date version of PHP.

Instead I consulted with my network of IT developers and they pointed me to Dreamhost, where I moved my domain for half the previous GoDaddy cost.

And the security certificate was thrown in as part of the deal, plus fully up-to-date PHP.