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#4642746 - 01/22/18 10:18 AM SSL certificate shopping tips?
Ed_Flecko Offline

Registered: 12/01/14
Posts: 616
Loc: 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 ( ) lists NameCheap ( ) 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?



#4642816 - 01/22/18 11:18 AM Re: SSL certificate shopping tips? [Re: Ed_Flecko]
uc50ic4more Offline

Registered: 05/31/06
Posts: 3296
Loc: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
As long as the certificates can be validated in the 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:

#4642894 - 01/22/18 12:41 PM Re: SSL certificate shopping tips? [Re: Ed_Flecko]
Reddy45 Offline

Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 3025
Loc: USA
I've been using Namecheap for domain hosting for 3+ years now. They are a legit operation and very reliable.

#4646215 - 01/25/18 06:00 PM Re: SSL certificate shopping tips? [Re: Ed_Flecko]
Donald Offline

Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20566
Loc: 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.
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#4646894 - 01/26/18 11:12 AM Re: SSL certificate shopping tips? [Re: Ed_Flecko]
Y_K Offline

Registered: 05/29/09
Posts: 2181
Loc: 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.

#4650044 - 01/29/18 11:17 AM Re: SSL certificate shopping tips? [Re: Ed_Flecko]
BearZDefect Offline

Registered: 08/15/05
Posts: 2235
Loc: 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?