Recent Topics
Fullers Vintage Ale anyone?
by Lolvoguy. 12/18/18 11:23 PM
Got an alignment
by michaelluscher. 12/18/18 11:18 PM
Castrol Edge 0W-40; 9,762 mi; 2016 Ford Fiesta ST
by asiancivicmaniac. 12/18/18 10:50 PM
Windows Defender Error Code
by ZeeOSix. 12/18/18 10:20 PM
UOA Motul 300V, 5w40, 2013 BMW S1000RR
by Sportbiker. 12/18/18 09:53 PM
Under valve cover pics
by barkingspider. 12/18/18 09:47 PM
Kubota Super UDT2? Anything better?
by Jmoney7269. 12/18/18 09:23 PM
Car Door Fabric Glue
by cb450sc. 12/18/18 08:57 PM
Canadian Uber
by StevieC. 12/18/18 08:13 PM
71141 / Lifeguard 5
by chefwong. 12/18/18 07:52 PM
Tested Positive for Flu
by john_pifer. 12/18/18 07:37 PM
Cooper RTX?
by 01rangerxl. 12/18/18 07:25 PM
IPhone SE or flip phone?
by 53' Stude. 12/18/18 05:49 PM
1993 K1500 hard cold start
by BrianF. 12/18/18 05:43 PM
Put my wife's dog down yesterday
by Stelth. 12/18/18 05:04 PM
ATF Filter oem vs aftermarket any differences?
by 97prizm. 12/18/18 03:50 PM
Depth-Fiberglass Filter Media.
by Al. 12/18/18 03:43 PM
Newest Members
Sportbiker, trollhattan, MuhThugga, wxo, dbierman
66718 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
29 registered members (ctechbob, 01rangerxl, 97prizm, bbhero, asiancivicmaniac, 69GTX, 1 invisible), 1,015 guests, and 37 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics295,248
Posts4,930,845
Members66,718
Most Online2,553
Oct 27th, 2018
Donate to BITOG
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
SSL certificate shopping tips? #4642746
01/22/18 10:18 AM
01/22/18 10:18 AM
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 630
California
Ed_Flecko Offline OP
Ed_Flecko  Offline OP
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 630
California
I'm looking to buy an SSL certificate for my WordPress/WooCommerce site. SSL prices vary so much that I find it confusing to know which company to purchase one from.

The WooCommerce site ( http://bit.ly/2rqdwnq ) lists NameCheap ( http://bit.ly/2bxBXTR ) as an SSL provider, and their prices are excellent. But, because their prices are SO good...I'm leery.

Is NameCheap just a good deal, or am I overlooking something? How do you know what to look for when purchasing an SSL cert?

Thanks!

Ed


K-9s teach the suspect that if you run...you'll only be arrested tired.

Support YOUR local law enforcement K-9 Unit!

https://www.ssdk9.com/
Re: SSL certificate shopping tips? [Re: Ed_Flecko] #4642816
01/22/18 11:18 AM
01/22/18 11:18 AM
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 3,352
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
uc50ic4more Offline
uc50ic4more  Offline
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 3,352
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
As long as the certificates can be validated in the certificate authority - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Certificate_authority - you are good to go.

Does the company through whom you host your site offer them? What about the company from whom you purchased your domain name?

I have no direct experience with Let's Encrypt but it might be worth a look: https://letsencrypt.org/

Re: SSL certificate shopping tips? [Re: Ed_Flecko] #4642894
01/22/18 12:41 PM
01/22/18 12:41 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,231
Where the wind comes sweepin'
Reddy45 Offline
Reddy45  Offline
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,231
Where the wind comes sweepin'
I've been using Namecheap for domain hosting for 3+ years now. They are a legit operation and very reliable.

Re: SSL certificate shopping tips? [Re: Ed_Flecko] #4646215
01/25/18 06:00 PM
01/25/18 06:00 PM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 21,131
Upstate NY
Donald Offline
Donald  Offline
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 21,131
Upstate NY
The big guys go with Digicert or Verisign.

Every browser that goes to your website and does SSL server authentication will need the root and any intermediates for the CA that signs your personal certificate.

That's the way SSL authentication works.

I am in the process of installing the root and intermediate certs of a not do well known CA into the mainframe I support.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: SSL certificate shopping tips? [Re: Ed_Flecko] #4646894
01/26/18 11:12 AM
01/26/18 11:12 AM
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 2,304
WA (USA)
Y_K Offline
Y_K  Offline
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 2,304
WA (USA)
if it's just for SEO, then the cheapest or free certbot will do. After that you need to enable Strict Transport Security and get on Chrome pre-load list.

If you are building a commerce site, that's a different game altogether.


"This forum talking about 4wd systems is like when other forums talk about oil."
Re: SSL certificate shopping tips? [Re: Ed_Flecko] #4650044
01/29/18 11:17 AM
01/29/18 11:17 AM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,266
Lexington, KY
BearZDefect Offline
BearZDefect  Offline
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,266
Lexington, KY
Big guys and big names don't guarantee best practices.
Didn't big Comodo take a big misstep with their certificates a while back?
And aren't the practices of big Symantec as a root certificate authority questionable?


BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™