SSL Hound is the perfect compliment to your blog. It may a personal journal out on the web, be a distinguished influencer portfolio, or a podcast about something you’re passionate about, but no matter what, things happen and SSL Hound has your back.
What Does SSL Hound Do for My Blog? It makes sure that everything is configured correctly and gives your readers confidence that it is being served securely.
What If I Use Let’s Encrypt? That’s great! Let’s Encrypt has changed the web for the better. SSL Hound can help you make sure that your certificates are installed correctly and in the right places. When it comes time for those certificates to expire, it can help you make sure you didn’t miss anything with certificate updates and replacements.
Knowing in advance when your certificates are going to expire and where they are used makes a huge difference:
Crap. AHH Someone on twitter saw. Who did I buy it from again? Did I install it in the right place? Why does this take soo long to update? AHH I missed the content subdomain. Did I get everything this time?
That doesn’t have to be and shouldn’t be you. SSL Hound is your own SSL Certificate inventory. You can see what certificates are used, where they are used, and any issues with how they are installed. No guessing games, no 2nd-3rd-4th fixes.
You’ve spent a lot of time and money building a reputation. When your blog has SSL Certificate issues, that trust can deteriorate quickly.
I like to blog, not run servers, is this really right for me? Yes! Using SSL Hound is a great, cheap way to get some reassurance that your blog is being served correctly. All you need to do is sign up and enter all of the ways that people visit your website.
For most bloggers that includes the base domain like sslhound.com and the www domain like www.sslhound.com. Sometimes website and media files are served from a Content Delivery Network like media.sslhound.com. If there are 3rd party websites and APIs in the mix, it can be good to monitor them as well.
OK, if I have a website and it has a few subdomains and there are some services that I use behind the scenes, will that cost a fortune?
No. The basic (free) account has you covered. If you don’t need more than basic email notifications and have fewer than 100 endpoints to monitor, you don’t have to pay anything.