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What SSL Certificate Do I Need?

Discussion in 'Programming' started by cooper1210, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. cooper1210

    cooper1210 Regular Member

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    Hi folks,

    Can anyone offer advice on SELECTING an SSL certificate to install? It will be a manual installation via command line ( can't wait for this... :/ )

    My server provider company gave me a list of around 50 different certificates. I've also heard there are free versions as well. The prices my server company quoted ranged from £15 to £1,050 (ex VAT)

    There is no "on-site" e-commerce, so the basic of SSL certificates will only be necessary I believe.

    I also host a number of sites from my website, so I could be looking at 10 certificates in total. Are there options for cross domain certificates to make things cheaper?

    Any advice would be useful,

    Thanks in advance
     
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    nikiobicata Regular Member

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    Fus3d Registered Member

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    At this point there is NO need to pay for SSL certificates anymore unless you want the privilege of showing your company name in a green bar but then again the "EV" SSL costs are £100/each. Even popular companies these days don't really bother with this "EV" SSL anymore. Example? Amazon.

    As above use LetsEncrypt or use Cloudflare as a central DNS management, free SSL & cdn.
     
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    There are number of SSL certificates available in the market. But at initial level a simple domain validated certificate would be enough. As mentioned above, you want to secure about 10 websites. Yes, you can go with LE but certificate will require to get renewed, of-course it is automated. You should look at multi domain (SAN) certificate which will allow you keep up to 100 domains (Comodo) protection in one bunch. I have heard, LE is supporting SAN but don't know how it works.
     
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