I’ve just been too lazy. I originally started paying for it many years ago when I ran my online games. It was great at the time – and current. I needed a dedicated server for what I was doing. Since then, the demands on it have decreased, but I don’t relish the thought of setting up a new server, configuring pop3 and exim and httpd and all that again, getting sendmail working, etc. I just haven’t wanted to touch it.
It’s on CentOS 5.11, which reached end-of-life last year. This morning, I was able to manually install the latest version of OpenSSL (1.1.1), but it looks like the version of Apache (2.2.3) is the latest in the CentOS 5.11 archive repository, and doesn’t support the +TLSv1.1 and +TLSv1.2 flags. Either that, or it’s compiled with a version of mod_ssl that doesn’t.
So at this point, I’d either have to manually install an updated version of Apache, or just get a new box with everything already installed. Thankfully, it at least supports TLS 1.0, although that’s already out for things like PCI-DSS and will probably end up being discontinued in future browsers too…
If we have any Linux experts around, maybe you’ve got some tips/commands for downloading and installing an updated version of Apache. I already messed up the certificate for a while this afternoon, and kind of don’t want to break anything else at this point. Alternatively, I can set aside a weekend to set up a new server.