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Hey, Chris here.

I’m pulling this sponsored post.

It was for a paid SSL service. I’m very much not an SSL expert. I’ve always relied on my host to install SSL certificates on my servers and manage it. I know enough that I know about Let’s Encrypt and how that’s a big deal to the industry in how they offer SSL certificates for free. So when I agreed to this post, I asked them to compare themselves to Let’s Encrypt, and they sent me 12 points that differentiate them. The points seemed fine to me (as a non-expert), if a little spun with marketing. But there was a good amount of pushback on Twitter on those points, and the company got pretty aggressive on Twitter about it in a way that was a major turn-off to me. This is not an acceptable way to act for any company to act that I want to be associated with.