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    Question SSL Certs.

    I am curious as to which is the best SSL cert.
    Thawte (I think I spelled it correctly) or the type that is sold at RS? Thanks for the help.

    - Luke

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    What do you mean by "best" ?

    Some certs provide a higher level of browser compatibility - if you need to be compatible with the 3.0 versions of IE and Netscape.

    Some certs authenticate a company more rigorously than others - if that's important to you.

    What constitutes best to you? In the domain registration recommendations on this forum, "best" usually means cheapest with no regard to support. If cheapest is best to you, than InstantSSL or Rackshack's QuickSSL is probably the winner.

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    Thawte certificates offer the highest compatibility right behind Verisign, but honestly I think the best deal is had through www.ssl4less.com who resells GeoTrust True Site certificates which are compatible with more browsers than the QuickSSL certificates that RackShack offers or the Instant SSL certificates.

    I was able to get a certificate through them in three hours, though your mileage may vary.
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    Thanks for both replies.
    I do like cheaper prices; we wanted highest quality and/or most compatible SSL.

    - Luke

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    why not just force your shoppers to upgrade their browsers, helps both you and your customers.


    just a thought.

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    Thing is, how many people are still using IE3 or NS3? I'm not sure on compatibility, but most people using these browsers would be far behind the technologies used on todays website (todays e-commerce site) CSS springs to mind as definitely lacking in support, I'm not entirely sure about some Javascript either. I'm sure there are a lot of other bits and pieces as well

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    Originally posted by DizixCom
    Thawte certificates offer the highest compatibility right behind Verisign, but honestly I think the best deal is had through www.ssl4less.com who resells GeoTrust True Site certificates which are compatible with more browsers than the QuickSSL certificates that RackShack offers or the Instant SSL certificates.


    I was able to get a certificate through them in three hours, though your mileage may vary.
    How so? I thought Geotrust can't issue using Thawte signed root after 10th june 2002 because it expired on 10th June 2003!? They have now fully reverted to Equifax root key, which I believe is the same as instantssl.


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