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GoDaddy SSL's worth it or not? Problems?

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by Deepmartini, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Are Godaddy SSL's any good?


    I remember hearing back a few years ago that there were browser issues and other problems. Anyone have any experience with them? Any SSL recommendations? I'm looking for one for my site.

    Any advice is appreciated.
  2. Gene Steinberg

    Gene Steinberg Well-Known Member

    You can get cheaper SSLs elsewhere, and I've not seen any difference in compatibility. GoDaddy used to have lower-cost SSL options, but no more.

    Here's some of what you can get at Namecheap, a company I've had good experiences with over the years:

  3. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Don't use GoDaddy if you value your domain name. That's my opinion based on experience with 200+ domains at GoDaddy. I am glad I've moved away and am with NameCheap.com at the moment. I actually have control over my domains.

  4. Gene Steinberg

    Gene Steinberg Well-Known Member

    GoDaddy is the largest domain registrar on the planet. What happened to your domains? Details please.

    FYI: Namecheap offers a great deal the first year, with free WHOIS privacy, but you have to pay an extra fee for second and subsequent years. For free WHOIS privacy without extra cost, consider www.1and1.com or www.dreamhost.com. I've used them both.
  5. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I'm using it. So far so good. Was only $6. You can get free SSL's through this one host tho I forget their name... I think its vps.net ?
  6. Gene Steinberg

    Gene Steinberg Well-Known Member

    It's actually a ridiculous question. An SSL from any of the major providers should work.

    As to GoDaddy, to the person who had over 200 names with them, what sort of control didn't you have?
  7. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    He is no longer a member as his account was deleted, ask him in his blog comments: http://mrfloris.com/
  8. petertdavis

    petertdavis Well-Known Member

    Is anyone using a SSL on their Xenforo site? I've thought about doing this, considering the growing concerns about security and privacy on the web, but also wondering if the down sides might make it now worthwhile.
  9. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Does Xenforo even work over SSL?
  10. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    many xf sites run on full ssl, digitalpoint is one.
  11. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    I've been using godaddy for my ssl certificate for a few years now. I just never let it renew, and buy a new one each year for a few £ on offer.
  12. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    Don't use GoDaddy... for anything. They are a host specialized in upselling.
  13. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    SSL through godaddy costs $6 breh. :rolleyes:
  14. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    What are the benefits of running on pure SSL besides security? Don't some browsers give SSL warnings or something if you don't install something right.
  15. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    You'll get warnings anytime someone posts an image that is externally hosted.
  16. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a big reason NOT to use SSL. People always post links to things.
  17. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    With SSL, all data exchanged between your browser and your server is encrypted with a digital security certificate making it much harder for anyone with malicious intentions to spy on you or hijack your account.
  18. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    There are ways around that.
  19. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

  20. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    Search the forums for camo.

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