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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by DRE, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    What do you use it for? I bought it for my site to test out a Facebook App, which ain't working at the moment, what else can I use this for? I installed it in WHM and everything but other than the FB app I don't know what else to use it for.
     
  2. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    I use SSL for my online shop.
     
  3. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Do you use Microcart? I wonder how I can use this with Microcart.
     
  4. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    I use SSL 100% of my site. There is no reason not to these days, unless the cost is a problem for you.
     
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  5. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I wanted to do so but I got the $5 SSL from Go Daddy because I'm using vanity urls with Better Blogs and that creates a bunch of subdomains. I would have to spend around $200 a year for SSL for subdomains.
     
  6. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Nope. You do not need to pay that much.
    I was using GoDaddy EV SSL for 2 years but now I'm using what @digitalpoint is using
    https://www.startssl.com/?app=40
     
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  7. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    No, it's a standalone shop. I use OpenCart
     
  8. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    [1] Wild Card capability supported with non-EV certificates (Class 3)
    Class 2 / 3
    US$ 59.90[3]

    :eek:
     
  9. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    You should get class 2 which is $59 for 2 years and have wildcard domain so you can use it for your subdomains as well.
    Isn't that cheaper than your "I would have to spend around $200 a year for SSL for subdomains."
     
  10. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    What's this mean? [1] Wild Card capability supported with non-EV certificates (Class 3)
     
  11. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    So basically I should only use SSL for login pages and payment pages for Microcart.

    If I do it site-wide it may slightly slow down the site since it's not being cached in SSL.

    http://kb.iu.edu/data/alwg.html
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3882080/why-should-i-use-ssl
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2025012/ssl-how-and-when-to-use-it
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2177159/should-all-sites-use-ssl-by-default
    http://support.exware.com/ssl.html

    Mike says I can use it on Xenforo period, instead of just logins and shop pages.

    http://xenforo.com/community/threads/ssl-https-integration.1435/

    Even Kier says it's okay to do it for the whole site.

     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2013
  12. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    At some point in the future, SSL will be a necessity to bring trust to your site.
     
  13. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I wonder if this messes up SEO and tracking.
     
  14. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    I dont get it. Why do you need a sign to show that people can trust you. That's like a criminal putting up a sign saying "I won't steal anything, just let me in".
     
  15. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    This thread is how I explained SSL to my site http://8thos.com/threads/coming-soon-ssl-integration.21226/ Maybe that explanation will make more sense to you than the links I posted.
     
  16. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    SSL is about encryption, not just that someone can be trusted. Although, it usually marks it as a 'trusted' source, it has nothing to do with that. On SSL, all communications to and from your site are encrypted.
     
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  17. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    ahaha I just realized I explained SSL for protection against phishing and for the e-shop. I did not mention the Facebook App at all which was why I really wanted to get it in the first place. I done got off track...
     
  18. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    SSL can cause you a problem if your serving an advertisement that doesn't support https.
     
  19. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I have enough issues without SSL that it won't anymore than it already is.
     
  20. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I demoted all my moderators (again) because I feel like if we're going to use SSL and an E-Shop, the site becomes more business-like and will not need more moderators, but something else entirely.
     

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