Does anyone want to explain the difference to me, is there really a difference in SSL certificates, you can get some SSL's for less than $100 and get some for several hundred dollars, whats the difference, and is it a big enough difference that its worth it to go with a more expensive cert?
The main difference - you want a SSL cert that has its own CA and then you want to make sure that they are compatible with most browsers. They should automatically be installed in the browser so the user does not get a warning message - something like if you get one issued from http://www.cacert.org
As far as the pricing goes - do you want a name brand or generic brand.
name brand is preferred , but I'm open to either, which do you reccommend? and whats a CA? sorry I'm not real familiar with SSL yet, i know how to install them etc, but I've never taken the time to learn the ins and outs
Ceritifcates for several hundreds dollars are issued by Thawte and Verisign and they mean your company was checked and the company is not fake (Verisign or Thawte ask you to send company docs, confirm your business address and etc)
Cheaper certificates are issued for domains and it proves that administrative email is legit.
Thawte has light version of SSL certificate. They just issue SSL for a domain but it is not worth $149 as they ask.
Check EV1 and their GeoTrust SSL. Many browsers support it.
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I just checked out the Thawte website and it looks like they just resell Verisign's products, Payflow Pro etc, but it seems like its a cheaper price than from Verisign directly, do you know if they're the same?