Question about HTTPS


Registered User
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Hello all,
I wrote earlier in RSD thread about this and Scott did explain some about using a SSL certificate and from what I have been learning ALL sites must add that HTTPS to the url even if they do not collect info from anyone. After checking with our hosting provider and also searching online I am now somewhat confused (again). Our provider does offer a free shared SSL BUT with that from what I understand your domain name is not shown??? We would have to go with a dedicated SSL cert., prices I have seen really vary and just wondering what one of the experts here in CC would recommend?
Our site has about 55 pages and according to what I read ALL pages SHOULD be SSL secured OR the site is going to be penalized in ranking???
Any thought and help is appreciated.
Ray
Ray aka Kreations
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VP of Software Development
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I think what they are talking about is a branded SSL certificate. You can see an example on PayPal here at https://www.paypal.com/us/home (Says PayPal Inc [US] to the left of the URL). That is not something Google requires. They simply want to see your pages loading over HTTPS. Using a shared SSL certificate should not be any problem as long as it is signed.
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Scott Swedorski wrote:
I think what they are talking about is a branded SSL certificate. You can see an example on PayPal here at https://www.paypal.com/us/home (Says PayPal Inc [US] to the left of the URL). That is not something Google requires. They simply want to see your pages loading over HTTPS. Using a shared SSL certificate should not be any problem as long as it is signed.
Ray aka Kreations
Since 1994 Chocolate bar wrappers for all occasions.
www.kreationspecialties.com
Since 1972 helping clients help "Discover Their Dream Vacation"
www.kstravelnj.com


Registered User
364 posts

Thanks again Scott for the reply.
Would our url be able to be seen for all pages if using a shared vs dedicated SSL? That is my main concern
Ray
Ray aka Kreations
Since 1994 Chocolate bar wrappers for all occasions.
www.kreationspecialties.com
Since 1972 helping clients help "Discover Their Dream Vacation"
www.kstravelnj.com


VP of Software Development
49,402 posts

Ray wrote:
Thanks again Scott for the reply.
Would our url be able to be seen for all pages if using a shared vs dedicated SSL? That is my main concern
Ray

Certainly. Any SSL certificate applies to all pages on your website. They are never restricted to just a single page.
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I looked at Bluehost and they offer a free SSL certificate on shared host for a wordpress site but in order to use the SSL protocol you need a dedicated IP address.
I can't hear what I'm looking at.
It's easy to overlook something you're not looking for.

Here's my S-Drive site with
examples of what can be accomplished in VSD.
https://progrower.coffeecup.com/
Here's my CoffeeCup SCCP Shop with examples of what can be done.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/shop/
This is a site I built for my work.(RSD)
http://esmansgreenhouse.com
This is a site I built for use in my job.(HTML Editor)
https://pestlogbook.com
This is my personnel site used for testing and as an easy way to share photos.(RLM imported to RSD)
http://ericrohloff.com


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364 posts

Eric Rohloff wrote:
I looked at Bluehost and they offer a free SSL certificate on shared host for a wordpress site but in order to use the SSL protocol you need a dedicated IP address.


Thanks Eric, I guess going for Dedicated IP also cost $$$ still trying to figure what to do. Shared is ok if at least our url shows up after the Https.
Ray
Ray aka Kreations
Since 1994 Chocolate bar wrappers for all occasions.
www.kreationspecialties.com
Since 1972 helping clients help "Discover Their Dream Vacation"
www.kstravelnj.com


Registered User
364 posts

Hello all,
Well still checking different companies SSL and one thing for sure is a huge range in prices. At the moment I have on my list GeoTrust and Comondo SSL DV for quicker verification. Our hosting company does offer the GeoTrust DV for $149.00 per yr plus $19 for dedicated IP seems high compared to Comondo DV at about 79.00 a year but not sure how difficult it is to install. The difference in range of price that has me confused since they both do the same thing.?? Any recommendations would be appreciated..
Ray
Ray aka Kreations
Since 1994 Chocolate bar wrappers for all occasions.
www.kreationspecialties.com
Since 1972 helping clients help "Discover Their Dream Vacation"
www.kstravelnj.com


VP of Software Development
49,402 posts

Yeah, everyone seems to "tack" on their own fees in that regards. Installing yourself is actually pretty complex and not worth the effort. I tried once and gave up. ;)

Have you contacted your hosting provider to see what they offer? Typically they give nice discounts and they can install them pretty much on the fly after ordering.
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364 posts

Scott Swedorski wrote:
Yeah, everyone seems to "tack" on their own fees in that regards. Installing yourself is actually pretty complex and not worth the effort. I tried once and gave up. ;)

Have you contacted your hosting provider to see what they offer? Typically they give nice discounts and they can install them pretty much on the fly after ordering.

Your right about "tack" on cost Scott and if you gave up installing than u know I don't even want to try :rolleyes: I have been in contact with our main hosting company and besides the 149.00 per yr and 19.00 for dedicated IP I believe they also wanted 50.00 for installation. Thats why I am taking my time and looking into it more.
Thanks for your reply Scott I appreciate it.
Ray
Ray aka Kreations
Since 1994 Chocolate bar wrappers for all occasions.
www.kreationspecialties.com
Since 1972 helping clients help "Discover Their Dream Vacation"
www.kstravelnj.com

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