For many years now I've supported SSL connections to my home server Constantia
using a self-signed certificate. But this doesn't provide the seamless operation or security of a properly CA-signed certificate. I'm really pleased therefore that the site has now been upgraded to a verified certificate from StartSSL
. What's more StartSSL provide these certificates entirely for free. It just took a short while to set up, and since I'm a firm believer in encrypted connections by default, I recommend you give it a go if you run your own server.