I have a site that I would like to remotely monitor purely for the uptime status of my home network. I don't want to expose my router sign-on page to the internet, so instead, I point to the login page of one of my security cameras.
The external uptime robot monitors the site and makes an HTTPS connection attempt, and it is satisfied when it receives a certificate error and it considers the site up and running.
Is this safer than calling the site on the robot with HTTP instead where I expose the connection? So, the basis of my question is, is a broken SSL connection attempt still safer than a non-SSL connection? In other words, is a broken SSL connection attempt still encrypted?