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Doug Nebeker ("Doug")
I was wondering if the community had any good recommendations for a wildcard SSL certificate provider?
I need to protect several domains on a Azure hosted website ( app1.mydomain.com, app2.mydomain.com etc )
I've looked into it and to be honest I am confused. Surely they are all the same so why the wild difference in price between suppliers?
For example Symantec seem to want to charge £1500 per year and Comodo appear to have a £55 per year option.
Recommendations and advice on how to avoid common "gottcha's" gratefully received.
I used NameCheap. The price is good. I have been using it for 2 years on my Azure website. No complaints.
PositiveSSL is the name.
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
There are differences between certificates - encryption, warranty amount, wildcard domains, green browser bar, etc. Basically, any way that you could slice and dice certificates to differentiate the market, there's a cert for that.
If you just want a cheap cert, the two services I have bookmarked based on recommendations from strangers on the internet who I somehow trust because they're posting to Hacker News and get upvoted are:
I used GarrisonHost (http://www.garrisonhost.com/ssl-certificates/alphassl.html) to get an AlphaSSL wildcard certificate for my domain. They're cheap at $45 for a 1 year wildcard cert, or $15 for a 1 year single-domain cert.
Obviously, if you need an EV certificate or something then you'll need to pay more.
Monday, August 11, 2014
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