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Is buying an SSL cert through a reseller just as reliable as buying it direct from the original provider?

 

What's the catch? Why are reseller certs hundreds of dollars cheaper than the originals? Are they as reliable?

 

I could give links, but I don't want to sound like I'm promoting one or another. And I'm cheap - I just want to give customers a sense of peace. Why spend $1000 when a $100 cert secures just as well?

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Don't know the answer to this but as long as the certificate is from a trusted source it shouldn't matter.

 

You can buy an SSL cert from TCH for $115/yearly. See bottom of this page.

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There's very limited information on the cert that TCH provides, except that it's only a 128-bit encryption. Most companies tout their products provide "Up to 256-bit..."

 

Is TCH reseller of another company? Or do you provide your own encryption? What sort of icon do you provide? ie: "Site secured by ... ?" Is Extended Validation available? Or even company validation and vetting? Or is it a quick cert? Is there any sort of warranty?

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The certificates TCH sells are provided by Comodo and are 256-bit encrypted. You can use the icons provided here. Currently you can not get an EV certificate. And there is a 30-day warranty.

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The "Total Security" tab on this site indicates SSL is free

what you are referring to is the use of shared ssl of the server. You can read more on that here

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You CAN use the free shared ssl with Paypal successfully.

 

Paying for your own ssl will allow the certificate to match your domain name.

 

If you use the free shared ssl, know that your customer may get a warning saying the domain name on the certificate does not match.

 

If uncomfortable about it, or to prevent questions by customers, you can post a notice like:

"I use a shared security certificate, in the name of my host: .tchmachines instead of ****** so say YES to accept if you get a warning when paying!"

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