sega — 2012-02-10T10:09:52-05:00 — #1
I need some advice on choosing an SSL provider. My host recommends I go for an SSL providers in order to have SSL option available. The current website is a WP site, and the login is transmitted unsecurly, this is therefore the need for a SSL providers. I am not sure how much they cost or where to go for this as I've never dealt with this before.
I hope somebody can shed light on the matter.
system — 2012-02-11T00:56:16-05:00 — #2
SSL is not a big problem. I am also using this on my website.
Please check with your host whether they will install the certificate or not.
And whether installation will be free of cost or not.
sega — 2012-02-11T06:21:54-05:00 — #3
The hosting company charged 15 USD for the installation request, as a dedicated IP is needed they charge additional 24 USD per year. They recommended I go to Google and find an SSL provider, the endless results hardly helped me figuring which is the best. I am kind of lost. I am very happy with my host and I want to remain with them by using an SSL provider.
gate2vn — 2012-02-11T09:44:22-05:00 — #4
Your vendor charge seems right. A SSL cert requires dedicated IP for your site, and $24/year cost is correct. Even you can find out some cheaper offers (might be $12/year), but as you mentioned that you are very happy with your host, you should stay with them. The difference is not much ($1/month) enough for your risk to move to a new host.
Can I ask $15 is for installation only? Or it's for one year of SSL cert already?
sega — 2012-02-11T11:45:39-05:00 — #5
This does not include the SSL certificate. I have to go elsewhere for this. I am incredibly happy with my host, they've been very good to me and I am really grateful to them. They told me that I needed to hop over to Google and find a SSL provider I trust/want to use. This is kind of where I have the problem. I love my host and I want certification from somewhere else so I can continue using the hosting service.
scallioxtx — 2012-02-11T13:31:31-05:00 — #6
The few SSL certificates I have I got from namecheap. Just the $10 a year el cheapo option. If all you're really going for is encryption of credentials and aren't doing any financial transactions etc these simple certificates are good enough IMHO.
ideamine — 2012-02-12T10:10:33-05:00 — #7
Verisign and Comodo are the leaders in SSL certificates. We are using Comodo and their range starts from 10$/month
system — 2012-02-20T04:00:39-05:00 — #8
Your hosts should also provide SSL certificate. If not try any other host. It doesn't seem good even without a SSL certificate.
gate2vn — 2012-02-20T22:12:22-05:00 — #9
Nothing wrong with a host who doesn't provide SSL. SSL is just an add-on service for a hosting vendor, they can choose to provide or not. It's not affecting to the quality of service.
davis_joseph — 2012-06-04T06:03:15-04:00 — #10
I feel happy to assist you on choosing ssl provider.
Symantec(VeriSign), RapidSSL, GeoTrust, Thawte are reputed brand name in SSL Industry.