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I am trying to get a SSL certificate and I'm comparing prices between thawte and verisign. There's a gigantic differnce. Is it just for the name?
I also noticed verisign offers a little more. So I was wanting to get others views.
Basically the name. The other one out there is geotrust. You can also check out the prices here:
http://www.ev1servers.net/english/index.asp for Geotrust & ChainedSSL
It comes down to what you intend or expect from the certificate. If you want it to convey a level of trust with visitors you need to choose one of the more expensive ranges of products.
If all you are after is 128bit encryption though without the warning flags thrown up by a home rolled cert, then look at ...
InstantSSL is issued by Comodo using a chained cert.
The StarterSSL product at FreeSSL is not chained and FreeSSL is owned by GeoTrust.
Both of these products will give you 128bit encryption at affordable prices but won't give much trust information to end users. It's debatable how much that matters to visiting customers as well, most are just looking for the padlock in the browser.
Interesting. Thanks for the information!
I'm curious though. What stops me from creating a certificate that bypasses the security alert?
simply put - you cant bypass the alert if you use your own certificate.
So valid certificate providers must be stored somewhere. Is there a way to get a list?
Anyway. Sounds like I need to do some reading on this to understand it all.
Again, thank you for your help. Its good to have a few references to look at.