I’m about to click the subscribe button on an instance hosted by Discourse but I saw that adding SSL is another $20 a month. Is it possible for me just to use LetsEncrypt certs on my Discourse instance?
The $20/month is for doubling of allowed staff users and increasing storage/bandwidth limits by 50% (standard) and 25% (business) – HTTPS is included in that. We have to manage the certs on our side to guarantee continuity of service and no interruptions for renewal.
SSL is also included for free on the enterprise plan of course.