After migrating this site to the Deflect server, I also implemented SSL which offers greater security and privacy for those visiting the site through encryption. But I’ve also noticed that using SSL has degraded or broken some site functions like displaying certain content (images, ads, etc.). I’ve also noticed that site traffic has declined considerably and page speed as well, since moving over to SSL. This has to do, at least in part, with conflicts between the use of the insecure “http” protocol (the way things used to be here) and the secure “https” protocol.
Please let me know if you’ve noticed any technical issues with serving pages. Are things slower or the same as in the past? Any other problems you’ve noticed?
Speed is about the same.
Don’t see ads! (Unless you mean the ‘related’ section)
Once, about 2-3 weeks ago, when writing a comment, I had to stop writing and continue the next day. I left the browser on and the machine went to sleepmode. Next day I continued and in the Name and email fields where the name and email of another person, who also writes sometimes comment here. Sofar as I can tell the email address was a real one. I tried to repeat this “event”. Nothing happened. 🙂
salim alam says
I just accessed the website from an android mobile device and the pages loaded quickly, the pictures also loaded quickly. So no problems.
Why do you even need SSL encryption? None of us has to type in a password to access the site. Otherwise, the site is working fine. No worries.
Richard Silverstein says
@ Pea: As I understand it, SSL allows users to visit the site without anyone else being able to snoop on them or access their activity. It’s probably not critical for the uses of this particular site (SSL is important for sites which engage in financial transactions). But I just figure that it adds a level of privacy & security that some readers may appreciate. This site is probed in various ways by many different elements. If they do this, they may also wish to probe who’s visiting the site.
I may abandon SSL if I find it limits my ability to do things here that I was doing before. I haven’t decided yet.