Originally Posted by oracleguy
SSL certificates aren't that expensive, you can get them for a lot cheaper. You just need to have hosting that lets you install a certificate, that is the harder aspect in my opinion. Plenty of hosts do that but it isn't a feature of the entry level hosting plan usually. I get mine certificates from StartSSL
Wow, free SSL certificates? If I could be using HTTPS for free I'm going to look into this right away! I don't need it per se, but it would sure be cool for the learning experience, security, and the url.
Now that you mention it, I don't believe my "cheapest hosting I could find" hosting has support for SSL certificates. Considering their shortcomings in other areas I wouldn't be sorry to look for a better host.
@ LearningCoder: Good luck! I'd be interested if you come into success with that; My site could always use a donate money to me form.