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Shared SSL Certificate by hosting company - is that fine?

by jeffmartins / December 3, 2008 2:13 PM PST

Why should I get an SSL Certificate when my hosting provider has a shared one? Where can I obtain a private SSL certificate for my website?

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Private ssl cert...
by DatR / December 3, 2008 10:55 PM PST

The shared SSL certificate provided by your hosting provider usually does not show your domain name in the URL. For example, if you have websitename.com, the shared SSL may be like https://websitename.HostingCompany.com, whereas a Private SSL would be https://www.websitename.com.

It's a preference and depends what you are using it for, but a private one is usually just better to see. I use mine from Domains at Retail ( http://www.domainsatretail.com/securessl.html ). It's about $30 / year for your own private SSL Certificate.

See which one suits your needs better and if your needs justify spending the extra $$ for it.

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Re : Shared SSL Certificate by hosting company-is that fine?
by Diannedentons / December 4, 2008 3:13 PM PST

A shared SSL will be by your hosting company and the difference that can be noticed would be that the URL will change when the customers enters a secure area of your website and will include the domain name of the hosting company. This may cause your customers to purchase from another, more trusted website as per their thinking. The only way to avoid this is to obtain your own SSL certificate. Wide ranges of products are available to cater to the private SSL Certificate need for ecommerce to enterprise SSL solutions. My cousin had secured the services for SSL Star for his SSL solutions.

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