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Where to order a SSL Certificate

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by MoneyMafia, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. MoneyMafia

    MoneyMafia Regular Member

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    Hello
    I'm running a site online and I receive almost daily inquires about members that they're not feeling confident to register because I do not have installed a SSL certificate..


    My question where I can order one ? I want one instant, not with address /company verification

    Any clue?
    Thanks
     
  2. mattstrike

    mattstrike Regular Member

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    I typically use G0Daddy, but there are a few things you should know:

    When you apply for the cert, you will have to prove that you own the domain. You will have to provide organization information as well, but there really isn't any verification of that.

    Make sure that your hosting is good to go for having the cert.

    I like G0Daddy because they are fairly cheap, but it is still easy to rekey your cert if something goes wrong.
     
  3. chc89

    chc89 Junior Member

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    I am using ssl from Namecheap and it works fine with me you can also go for godaddy too. I think both of them are fine.
     
  4. MoneyMafia

    MoneyMafia Regular Member

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    I don't know anything about either of those, but, in general, free SSL services tend to have some problems. Most are either not recognized by the browser, which generates a warning message to the user, or are valid for a really short period of time.

    I have used free certs for sites that are not open to the public, but for a site that is for public use, I would stick with a provider who is recognized by all the main browsers.
     
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    Buy a info domain at Namecheap for less than $3 and then you get a free SSL (make sure you click the free SSL link in the checkout!)
     
  7. Uncle Kracker

    Uncle Kracker Registered Member

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    I've used these without any problems and for $10-13.00 per year you'll look (and be) more legitimate than using a Free certificate.

    Rapid*SSL - From $10.00 Year

    * Issued within 10 minutes
    * Single root certificate
    * Up to 256-bit SSL encryption
    * FREE "Secured By Rapid*SSL" site seal
    * Recognised by over 99% of all browsers with no chained installation
    * $10,000 warranty
    * Multi year discounts
    * Free technical support direct from Rapid*SSL
    * 7 Day refund policy
    * Re-issuance insurance available as option


    Code:
    https://www.servertastic.com/rapidssl/
    Note 1: You will also need a dedicated IP address to use the SSL certificate. Your host will probably charge a few extra dollars per month for the dedicated.

    Note 2: You will have to be able to receive email from the domain that you want the certificate for because they will send a verification email.