I'm setting my first eCommerce site and right now I need to resolve the following issue.
I need to install (well, the hosting company will do it for me) a SSL certificate and I need to know what is best or common practice, to use domainname.com or www.domainname.com
I don't know what difference it would make but it seems to do so because the hosting company is asking me to choose. Being that I'm clueless about this, I would also appreciate a quick explanation on the benefits or downfalls of using either one.
If your main site name with www, use same for SSL.
Hostname without www used rarely. Best way - always use site name with www and redirect users to www.domain.com if they visit site by hostname without www.